Technical Updates

Thursday, 06 December 2012
FSC Plantations and Communities workshop report identifies community-company best practices

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In 2011, FSC brought together nearly 100 community members, plantation company representatives, researchers and practitioners from around the world to explore collaboration between plantation owners and local communities in the FSC system.

The objectives of the Plantations and Communities workshop was to identify best practices for facilitating collaboration between certified plantation companies and local actors, and for implementing local socio-economic development for communities near to, or affected by, plantation companies. Recommendations for generic indicators to correspond with the obligations of certified companies to local communities were one of the workshop outcomes.

The summary report of the workshop and the reviewed discussion papers of scientists and practitioners’ of the different disciplines are now available online :

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