Smallholders News & Updates


Tuesday, 21 June 2016
The sweet story of the first FSC-certified maple syrup producer

Maple Ridge Farm (© Maple Ridge Farm)© Maple Ridge FarmGary Ivens has just stepped out of the sugar bush after a heavy sap season that he attributes to the warmer days and colder nights of this spring. read more …


Monday, 09 May 2016
Viktor Pankratov makes Russian smallholder history

Viktor Pankratov makes Russian smallholder history (© Mikhail Karpachevskiy)© Mikhail KarpachevskiyApril 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 to be FSC certified. read more …


Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Galician smallholders find strength in unity

Galician landscape – Forests are an integral part of the beautiful Galician countryside (© FSC España)© FSC EspañaAs long as anyone can remember, ownership of smallholder land in Galicia in the north-west corner of Spain has passed down in families. read more …


Monday, 14 March 2016
On a Timber Trail

On a Timber Trail - India (© Footprint Global_Prashant Subramanian)© Footprint Global_Prashant SubramanianEmpowering Farmers Through FSC Certification. “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 and the initiatives of ITC have helped us in extracting the best out of our land.” – Mr. Ashok, a small-scale plantation owner from Gundala village. read more …


Monday, 04 January 2016
Kyrgyzstan pioneers smallholder certification in Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan pioneers smallholder certification in Central Asia (© FSC CIS)© FSC CISAt 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. read more …


Monday, 14 December 2015
Mayan descendants weave forestry into traditional farming

Mayan descendants weave forestry into traditional farmingSustainable 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 through countless generations. read more …



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