CMO to market certified forest products via global trading platform

The South African-based CMO Group has secured investment from venture capital fund E4E Africa to grow its forest-based operations and establish

First PEFC endorsed certification in South Africa

Sustainable forestry in South Africa has received a massive boost with the awarding of the first Sustainable African Forest Assurance

Much more than a simple box ticking exercise

Meeting the requirements of FSC’s new pesticide policy may be tough going, but with the right approach it will improve

Support Responsible Forestry

For more than 25 years FSC has been working to take care of the world’s forests for future generations. On September 25,

FSC certification breakthrough for small-scale growers

While most of South Africa was still living and working under Level 3 lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping

SAFAS – Making forest certification effective for all scales of forestry

By Steven Germishuizen, Craig Norris and David Everard SAFAS (Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme) has taken great strides during this

SA Forestry Assurance Scheme set to transform certification landscape

The Southern African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is set to transform the forest certification landscape in Southern Africa and possibly

PEFC endorsement 
good news for SA

The Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has announced its endorsement of the South African Forestry Accreditation Scheme (SAFAS),

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,

SA draft national forest stewardship standard complete

SDG-SA would like to thank all those who submitted comments on the Draft 3 forest-tested version of the SA national

PEFC endorsed certification initiative good news for small growers

Forestry industry stakeholders have launched an initiative to develop an independent South African certification standard and system that could be

Version 3.0 of the South African National Forest Stewardship Standard

SDGSA is delighted to share with you Version 3.0 of the South African National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS). This will

SA FSC Standard development approach attracts international interest

By Jeanette Clarke The National FSC standard development process is on track and the innovative approach adopted by SDG-SA has

SA National FSC standard update

Consultation, consultation, consultation! The first draft of the SA National FSC standard was released for public comment in early January

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

Release of V1.0 South African FSC Standard for public consultation

The first draft National FSC Standard has been released for public consultation and can be downloaded HERE. This is the

South African Standards Development Group News

Keep an eye on this page for regular updates and communications from the Standards Development Group (SDG-SA). You will be

With the onset of what promises to be a cold winter, this photo provides a timely reminder of what happens to wattle trees when it snows. No! It’s not a good idea to plant wattle if snow is a possibility. The only thing you could use these broken trees for is firewood. The photo was taken near Weza a few years ago. Find out more about trees and snow... saforestryonline.co.za Link in bio. #trees #wood #forestry #timber #logging #forestryafrica #wattle #snow ...

Mulching of harvest residues is rapidly gaining ground in South African forestry, and is proving to be a game changer. Link in bio. Image courtesy of Savithi Mulching.

#SavithiMulching #forestry #timber #wood #tigercat
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