Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Forest Certification

The Forest Certification Module provides basic and more detailed information on forest certification as a third-party voluntary, market-based mechanism to promote the sustainable use of forest resources. The module explains what forest certification is, differentiates between forest management certification and chain-of-custody certification, sets out the benefits and costs, and describes the steps that a forest manager must take to acquire it. It also provides links to tools and case studies to foster access to, compliance with and use of forest certification.

This book is an ongoing study on the impact of certification on the sustainable use of Brazil nut in Bolivia. Aim of the book is to give an overview of the Brazil nut utilisation in Bolivia, including certification and a comparative analysis of organic certified and non-certified (conventional) production and international...
The harvesting of and trade in various Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) has increased significantly over the last decade. In addition to other reasons for this, this increase has partially been the result of a need of rural communities, particularly in developing countries, to identify opportunities that can contribute to the...
The publication is directed at forest authorities of member countries, practitioners on the ground and all partners who have joined forces to promote sustainable forest management in the region. This regional code is intended to set guidelines for the implementation of reduced-impact harvesting concepts in the region and to serve...
The Tropenbos-Guyana Series publishes results of research projects carried out in the framework of the Tropenbos-Guyana Programme. The Tropenbos-Guyana Programme operates within the framework of the international programme of the Tropenbos Foundation. The multidisciplinary Tropenbos-Guyana Programme contributes to: conservation and wise utilisation of forest resources in Guyana by conducting strategic...
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