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.
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.
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.
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.
Non-wood forest products
Moving certification beyond wood based products to include all products originating in forests is vital. Following on from our project focused on mushrooms, we supported the development of wild food products from certified Spanish forests.