Forestry past, present and future

The International Day of Forests 2021 will be celebrated around the world on 19 March. The theme for 2021 is

Pinus patula – both a solution and a problem in Tanzania

By Steven Teraka Mwihomeke Makete is one of six districts in Njombe region of Tanzania. Most of the district is

SA tree farmers spread their wings to Mozambique

A group of leading South African commercial timber farmers has set up an exciting forestry project in central Mozambique focusing

Saving the wild pepper-bark trees

A unique collaboration between conservation organisations, environmentalists, researchers, traditional healers, communities and a prominent forestry company is saving an important

Forestry students gather for regional meeting

SARM to see continent’s Forestry students, stakeholders converge at Mandela University in George... The Student Forestry Association from Mandela University

Just throw, wait and grow

Seedballs makes reforestation in Kenya cheap, easy and fun... Deforestation is a growing problem in Kenya, as it is in

Building a sawmilling business in Zimbabwe

Richard Saziya’s successful sawmilling businesses in Zimbabwe rely on Wood-Mizer sawmills to trade profitably, rebuild communities, restore roads, preserve forests

Uganda launches Africa first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

Uganda becomes the first country in Africa to publish the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) based on Version 5

Can forestry weather the storm?

Presenters at the 7th Forest Science Symposium, held in Pietermaritzburg recently, provided participants with a lot to think about. On

Invitation to participate in the development of the South African Forestry Assurance Scheme

Invitation to forestry stakeholders to comment on the scope and process of developing the South African Forestry Assurance Scheme Standard,

Wood-Mizer Ghana powers ahead

Building Ghana’s timber economy, plank by plank … Gyadosaboc Ltd, Wood-Mizer Africa’s official dealer in Ghana, is the most dynamic

The ‘Heart of Africa’ is beating in an FSC-certified concession

While on assignment in the north of Congo in October, I came across the vehicles of one of Africa’s most

Investors to play larger role in reforestation of Africa

Kofi Annan adds his support to reforestation and social impact initiative, ‘Forests for the future, New forests for Africa!’ A

Integrating cultural and heritage resources into forest management

By Coen Nienaber and Michal Brink The constitutional and legislative definitions of ‘environment’ include cultural and heritage resources. But as

The Great Green Wall – plans move ahead

Reports have emerged that 11 African countries are moving ahead with the ambitious pan-African project in the Sahel-Saharan region that

Legal status of timber products exported to EU

What is the current status of Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) compliance in South Africa? MICHAL BRINK reports

FSC news: certification, strategies and untouched forests

Certification growing in Africa The perception that natural resources in Africa are being stripped and consumed wholesale by developed economies

Ozwathini – Community forest certification

This film shows the challenges faced by a community of small-scale plantation owners in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, as they look

More than trees

The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees", the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa,

WFC day two: Conservation, sustainability and job creation

The world's forestry community got down to the serious work of plotting a sustainable future for people and trees yesterday

Stop deforestation before it’s too late

Day One of the long-awaited World Forestry Congress kicked off at Durban’s International Convention Centre with an impressive march-past by

WFC 2015 kicks off

Chris Chapman, SA Forestry Editor reports … The World Forestry Congress is all set to kick off at Durban’s International

Forests, people and sustainable development

An investment in forestry is an investment in people AND in sustainable development. This is the central theme of the World Forestry Congress, coming to Durban in September...

Register for XIV World Forestry Congress

Reduced ‘Early Bird’ registration fees available for XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban in September have just been extended until

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