Southern Africa Updates


Saturday, 07 July 2018
National Risk Assessment (NRA) for eSwatini (Swaziland) is open for Public Consultation

This draft of the NRA for eSwatini has been developed through the collaboration of a Working Group with national representatives from the environmental, social, and economic interest groups as well as stakeholder engagement with key experts read more …


Tuesday, 03 July 2018
FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard Development in Mozambique

Mozambique NFSS – SDG Members electionOn 12 June 2018, The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) hosted a meeting in Maputo with various stakeholders to continue the process of developing FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Mozambique. read more …


Tuesday, 03 July 2018
National Controlled Wood Risk Assessment for eSwatini (Swaziland)

(© FSC IC)© FSC ICIn February 2018, FSC International approved the proposal to develop a National Risk Assessment (NRA) for eSwatini. read more …


Sunday, 10 June 2018
Feedback on the first draft of the Namibia National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS)public consultation

A public consultation to generate feedback on the first draft of the Namibian NFSS was carried
out for 61 days between 01 February 2018 and 02 April 2018. read more …


Wednesday, 04 April 2018
National Risk Assessment (NRA) for South Africa approved and available

ForestThe National Risk Assessment (NRA) was approved on 03 April 2018 and shall be used in implementing V3-1 of the standard. read more …


Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Sustainable Forest Management in Namibia on a growth path

NamibiaBush encroachment is estimated to affect up to 26 million ha (32%) of Namibia’s land and has severe negative consequences on key ecosystem services, especially agricultural productivity and groundwater recharge. Agricultural productivity in Namibia has declined by two thirds throughout the past decades, mainly due to the negative impact of bush encroachment. The phenomenon affects both commercial and communal farming in Namibia, mostly the central, eastern and north-eastern regions. read more …



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