Smallholder Group Forest Management Certification: PEFC Standard and Tools
Group Certification Dialogue
The first webinar in our PEFC Group Certification Dialogue Webinar Series provided a global perspective of PEFC group certification and an overview of PEFC’s unique, inclusive approach to group certification.
Our technical staff went through the PEFC group forest management requirements, ST 1002:2018, and briefly explained how to fulfil those requirements in practice.
We also clarified how smallholders can prepare for group certification using case studies from smallholders in Laos: we heard from a Lao smallholder as he shared how he and his colleagues prepared for the group management of their teak plantations.
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PEFC Group Certification Dialogue Webinar Series
Since 2010, our Smallholder Group Certification programme has enabled the sharing of experiences and facilitated cooperation amongst family forest owners, community forest groups, and indigenous peoples in implementing sustainable forest management and pursuing forest certification.
Within this programme, our Group Certification Field Dialogue provides practical and actionable advice on realistic pathways towards group certification for smallholders. This year, as a part of our collaboration with the UN-REDD Initiative: Sustainable Forest Trade in the Lower Mekong Region, we continue our commitment to share knowledge and experience amongst PEFC members and industry stakeholders with a series of informative webinars.