The International Family Forestry Alliance, IFFA, is a non-governmental, no-profit organisation registered in Washington DC.

  • Published: 02.04.2017
  • Published by: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken
  • Tags: #IFFA  # organisation  # registration 
  • IFFA was founded in 2001 and was registered for the first time in 2006 and later confirmed by filing by-annual reports.

    The International Family Forestry Alliance started at an informal network between forest owner’s federations’ globally. The founders preferred a lean and mean organisation without too many formalities. As IFFA grew and started relationships with international organisations, among them the United Nations organisations, it was required that IFFA became a registered organisation in order to obtain accreditation and access.

    IFFA works on the international arena and with activities and working board members in most continents. The organisation chose, however, to be registered in Washington DC, since many of the international organisations have a US headquarters.

    At the moment, the organisation has its postal address at the Forestry House in Brussels.

    IFFA Registration Ceertificate 2006

    IFFA confirmation 2016

    IFFA confirmation 2017

    IFFA Founding Document 2001

    Other news

    Peter deMarsh air Flight victim

    Published: 10.04.2019

    On Sunday the 9 of Marsh 2019 died in the crash of an air flight between Addis Abeba and Nairobi on his way to an IFFA conference on Family Forestry and Climate Change.


    Peter deMarsh was President of the International Family Forest Alliance IFFA, since 2011.

    IFFA pushes for sustainability

    Published: 01.06.2018

    IFFA’s work shows how family forest owners and smallholders play an essential role in collaboration with other major groups to push for sustainability in international forest politics.

    Committed to international communication

    Published: 18.05.2018

    IFFA is committed to the development and implementation of international communication strategies.

    This was the main message when IFFA chair Peter deMarsh addressed the United Nations Forum on forests. The 13th session of the forum was held in New York 7 to 11 May 2018.


  • Photos and videos

  • Building image bank

    IFFA will slowly build up and image bank during 2017. We will gather together photos and videos from IFFA, family forestry, forest and farm producer organisations and similar subjects.

    See more pictures and videos


  • Copyright © 2016 International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA). All rights reserved. Design and developement: Forestry Extension Institute, Norway.