Smallholders News & Updates


Tuesday, 25 October 2016
East Java communities show the power of working together

Pruning activity (© KSU Alas Mandari KTI)© KSU Alas Mandari KTICommunities in the mountains and rainforests of the East Java regency of Probolinggo are forging ahead in Indonesia’s battle against deforestation and destruction of natural forests. read more …


Tuesday, 04 October 2016
FSC certification for school in Canada

FSC certifies school in CanadaSome called it a pipedream, but for Shawnigan Lake School, seeking FSC certification was the most natural thing in the world. read more …


Monday, 29 August 2016
A river of life flows through this forest community

Río Tapacalí (© Pandora Martinez)© Pandora MartinezThe mighty Rio Coco River is the heart of the Chorotega people in the San José de Cusmapa area of northern Nicaragua. Their very survival is in tune with its life-giving beat. read more …


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 …



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