IFFA committed to sustainability

The International Family Forestry Alliance, IFFA; is committed to act as a partner in the implementation of multifunctional sustainable forest management. Family forestry and governments working in cooperation are able to seek out and implement technologies and methods for sustainability that benefit family forestry and the society. This declaration IFFA presented for the Wold Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in South Africa in August and September 2002.

  • Published: 28.08.2002
  • Published by: Heidi Eriksen
  • In the IFFA position document the organisation pointed at the connection between the Rio summit declaration and the themes in the Johannesburg conference. IFFA underlined the important role of family forestry in implementing sustainable development through sustainable forest management. IFFA pointed out the way forward through viable forest economy, secure property right, rural development, local commitment, research and the regional forest processes. IFFA reaffirms its full confidence in and the support of the regional forest policy processes and their platform, the United Nations Forum on Forest, UNFF. Through these processes and the outlined principles we will reach sustainable forest management to the benefit of man and nature in the regions of the world, IFFA wrights in the position paper

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