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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 …


Monday, 30. November 2015
Life thrives on varied landscape in Portugal

Forest PortugalVineyards, 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 trees, a reminder of the thick natural forests that had been here before. read more …


Monday, 02. November 2015
Manguzi - A backbone of timber for tribal communities

Smallholder story (© Steven Germishuizen)© Steven GermishuizenTimber, often from plantations smaller than a hectare, is the major income source in the Manguzi and Ozwathini areas in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal. read more …


Monday, 02. November 2015
Ozwathini - A backbone of timber for tribal communities

Ozwathini (© Steven Germishuizen)© Steven GermishuizenTimber, often from plantations smaller than a hectare, is the major income source in the Manguzi and Ozwathini areas in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal. read more …


Friday, 28. August 2015
A small Russian operator with a big impact

Victor Zosimovich Pankratov (© Victor Zosimovich Pankratov)© Victor Zosimovich PankratovVictor 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 his business and make a difference to other small operators. read more …



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