Preparing South Africa’s small-forest owners for certification
With South Africa's national forest certification system now PEFC-endorsed, this project will ensure that small-forest owners are able to achieve certification and benefit from the advantages it brings.
Reaching Portugal’s small-forest owners through group certification
86% of Portugal’s forests are owned by small private landowners, but only a few of these landowners had achieved certification. This project increased this number through the development of PEFC group certification.
Indonesia’s community forests: learning from the past to improve the future
Community forests play an important role within Indonesia, but their certification continues to be a challenge. This project developed a new community forestry standard to make forest certification more accessible to these communities.
Establishing group certification for New Zealand’s small-forest owners
Over half a million hectares of New Zealand’s forests are owned by small forest growers, but uptake of certification had remained low. This project has made certification accessible through the development of a PEFC group certification system.
Promoting sustainable forest management among Latvian forest owners
Latvia's fragmented property structure meant private forest certification was a challenge. Thanks to this project, private forest owners in Latvia have achieved PEFC certification.