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Smallholder News & Updates

Viktor Pankratov makes Russian smallholder history

9 May 2016 · April 5 2016 was a big day for Viktor Pankratov. This was when he received his FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification, making history by becoming the very first Russian smallholder …
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Galician smallholders find strength in unity

12 April 2016 · As long as anyone can remember, ownership of smallholder land in Galicia in the north-west corner of Spain has passed down in families.
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On a Timber Trail

14 March 2016 · Empowering Farmers Through FSC Certification. [i]“I never imagined that my land could help educate my children, give them a decent life and social status. The certificate we have received from FSC …
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Kyrgyzstan pioneers smallholder certification in Central Asia

4 January 2016 · At first glance, Kyrgyzstan is an unlikely leader for FSC certification in Central Asia: forests cover only about six per cent of its land and incomes are among the lowest in the region.
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Mayan descendants weave forestry into traditional farming

Mayan descendants weave forestry into traditional farming

14 December 2015 · Sustainable agriculture was a pillar of the mighty Mayan civilization. In the Alta and Baja Verapaz in northern Guatemala, their descendants still use much of the farming practice that has passed …
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Forest Portugal

Life thrives on varied landscape in Portugal

30 November 2015 · Vineyards, potato crops and corn once stretched across the land of the dos Santos Lima family near the village of Ventosa, Alenquer, in western Portugal. There were also scattered tracts of ancient …
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Manguzi - A backbone of timber for tribal communities

2 November 2015 · Timber, often from plantations smaller than a hectare, is the major income source in the Manguzi and Ozwathini areas in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal.
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Ozwathini - A backbone of timber for tribal communities

2 November 2015 · Timber, often from plantations smaller than a hectare, is the major income source in the Manguzi and Ozwathini areas in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal.
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A small Russian operator with a big impact

28 August 2015 · Victor Pankratov walks through his 820-hectare forest near the north-eastern Russian city of Kirov every day. He does this because he wants to manage his forest in a hands-on way that will help grow …
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The Smallholder Fund in 2015

18 May 2015 · Following the successful launch of the Smallholder Fund in 2013, we want to take this opportunity to fill you in on the plans for the Fund in 2015.
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