Southern Africa Updates


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 …


Monday, 12 March 2018
The first draft of the Namibia National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) out for public consultation

Namibia NFSSThe process to develop a National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) in Namibia is underway! read more …


Wednesday, 31 January 2018
The first draft of the Namibia National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) out for public consultation

The process to develop a National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) in Namibia is underway! read more …


Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Sappi sponsors FSC General Assembly

Dr David Everard, Divisional Environmental ManagerSappi the world largest producers of dissolving wood pulp were one of the silver sponsors of the 2017 FSC General Assembly. read more …



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