Standard Development Group News

Tuesday, 29 September 2020
FSC Publishes The Revised National Forest Stewardship Standard of Cameroon

Drapeau Cameroun

The standard will be effective on 29 December 2020.

The revised FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) of Cameroon applies to all forest types, small and low-intensity management units and community forests.
The revision process of the NFSS of Cameroon started in 2015 and focused mainly on:
1. the adaptation to version 5 of the FSC Principles and Criteria;
2. the inclusion of indicators related to intact forest landscapes, wood tracking and other important issues.
A chamber-balanced standard development group conducted the revision of the NFSS. The revision followed a multi-stakeholder process, including virtual public consultations and a face-to-face consultation workshop. Field testing and stakeholder involvement ensured the applicability/ auditability of the revised NFSS.

The StandardDevelopment Group in Cameroon has aligned the Cameroonian NFSS with theEuropean Union Voluntary Partnership Agreement, VPA-FLEGT legalityrequirements. This was done after conducting a gap analysis with respect to thelegality grid indicators and verifiers of the VPA-FLEGT agreement document.

The revised NFSS of Cameroon (English and French versions) can be consulted in the FSC Document Center.

Please contact Professor Roger Ngoufo, FSC Standard Development Group Chairman, for any queries on the revised standard: ngoufocew08 at yahoo point fr.

For media queries: n.bouville at fsc point org

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