Family forestry in Norway through the eyes of the “Forest queen” – Jannicke Modell Røhmen
Organizing forest owners, especially women in Norway has had great influence in creating a sustainable forest industry. Local forest cooperatives have also led to closer and constructive communication with the government, resulting in positive development of the forest industry throughout the country.
New Family Forestry Faces
IFFA has published new stories of Family Forestry Faces at the Story / Issue section of the web-site
65 years old Nepalese manages model farm
Forest and family forestry is a significant source of income for families in Nepal
Ogiek gives face to Kenyan Forest
"Removing a community inside the forest, is like removing fish from the water", Wilson Memusi,Ogiek Elder,Kenya
Few forest discussions at UNFCCC COP 23 in Bonn
At the COP 23 very little of substance on forests was discussed at the main negotiations. The task of implementing the Paris Accord become an administrative debate on the REDD instrument. The issue was whether a special institutional arrangement was needed within the convention or not. No consensus was established.
IFFA at European Forest Week
Click on the picture and see the Forestry week videohttps://youtu.be/5BEjb2xaJPUSee the European Forestry week videoRead more about the European Forestry Week
As part of the European Forest Week 9-13 October 2017, under the theme of "Forests, our common good” IFFA was invited to speak on a Side-Event arranged by Forest and Farm Facility and FAO.
Mikael and Heli, practicians of multiple use forestry
From Helsinki 100 km east you find the town of Lovisa, an area with active agriculture and forestry. One of the many tenders of the privately owned, beautiful rural landscapes in that region is Mikael Nygård (47) on his farm.
The impressing story of the family von Alvensleben
Since centuries the family von Alvensleben is known for their strong ties to their forestland possessions near the city of Magdeburg/Germany.
Family Forestry Faces
Family Forestry Faces Project
Family forestry is not only the forest, but the people who lives in and lives of the forestry as well.
Behind every forest there is families and faces. IFFA will expose some of the faces in family forestry, community forestry and among indigenous peoples in order for others to better understand the vital combination of forest and peoples in and of the forest.
Issues of Family Forestry
During 2017 IFFA will gather together information on special issues of interest for family forestry and followers of forest and farm producer organisation.
Sustainable forestry at home and abroad – Norwegian case
Forestry and forest based industry is important to Norway. Both Norwegian authorities, forest owners and the industry are committed to manage the forests sustainably. Forest owners, through their cooperatives, have taken the initiative to voluntary conservation, certification and sustainable management of the forests.
-Miracle of sustainable forestry
Finland has harvested 4 billion cubic meters forest products in 70 years and the forest resources have increased more than 70 per cent at the same time. Is it a miracle – no it is sustainable forest management.
Canadian forest and climate video
A Canadian video on forest and climate change is published at the video section of the IFFA web page.
Locally controlled forestry booklet
The International Institute for Environment and Development, IIED, has published a booklet on Investment in locally controlled forestry. The publicatin is written in association with the Three Rights Holders Group (G3), IFFA, GACF and IAITPTF.
Guide to investing in locally controlled forestry
IIED has published a guide to investing in locally controlled forestry. G3 has participated in the development.