Welcome to the CFA



The CFA is a partner in a new initiative, The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy,  in which Commonwealth citizens are leading the world in efforts to protect the forest – forest that their communities and the planet as a whole depend on.  

The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy will show that, irrespective of geography, economy, culture or tenure, solutions exist to the threats facing these critical ecosystems.   For more information visit the QCC website.

Professor John Innes, CFA Chair 

“The objective of the CFA is to promote the conservation and sustainable management of the world's forests and the contributions they make to peoples’ livelihoods…..”

“A particularly important aspect of the CFA is the links that are being forged between forestry professionals and civil society”.

Read why Professor Innes supports the CFA


Recent publications

International Forestry Review - June 2018  

CFA Newsletter - June 2018


Gender in the jungle: a critical assessment of women and gender in current (2014–2016) forestry research K. ASHER and G. VARLEY

Global forest discourses must connect with local forest realities G.Q. BULL, A.K. BOEDHIHARTONO, G. BUENO, B. CASHORE, C. ELLIOTT, J.D. LANGSTON, R.A. RIGGS and J. SAYER

Does community-based forest management in Indonesia devolve social justice or social costs? S. DE ROYER, M. VAN NOORDWIJK and J.M. ROSHETKO

Financial analysis and comparison of smallholder forest and state forest enterprise plantations in Central Vietnam G.E. FREY, F.W. CUBBAGE, T.T.T. HA, R.R. DAVIS, J.B. CARLE, V.X. THON, and N.V. DZUNG

Maintaining long-rotation forestry: a new challenge for sustained yield of timber resources in South Korea H. HAN, A. SEOL, Y. JUNG and J. CHUNG

Payments for forest ecosystem services: a look at neglected existence values, the free-rider problem and beneficiaries’ willingness to pay E.A. OBENG, F.X. AGUILAR and L.M. MCCANN

Are communities benefiting from land reform models? Investigating forest-based public-private partnerships in selected beneficiary communities in South Africa R.P. TSHIDZUMBA, P.W. CHIRWA and F.D. BABALOLA

The role of Village Land Forest Reserves in the implementation of Land Use Plans: experience from the REDD+ initiative, Tanzania A.J. UISSO, P.W. CHIRWA, P.A. ACKERMAN and L. MBWAMBO

Perspectives on non-wood forest product development in Europe K.F. WIERSUM, J.L.G. WONG and H. VACIK

Book reviews

•  Managing the future through games
Association news
Shashi Kant receives the
Order of Ontario
Queen’s Commonwealth
• The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy makes the news
Forest Scenes
• Forest-friendly chocolate
• Women are guardians of the forest
• How to plant trees while you use the internet
• The UK Women’s Forestry Service
• Nepal Foresters’ Association
• Women are championing mangrove conservation in Nigeria
• Oaks of India
Around the World


Latest News

Commonwealth Forestry Conference
The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference was held in Dehradun, India between 3-7th April 2017. &...
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Sir David Attenborough endorses Queen's Commonwealth Canopy
Sir David Attenborough has praised the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, an ambitious...
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