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.

Our Patron His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales

The Commonwealth Forestry Association is pleased to announce that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, has become our new Patron following news that Her Majesty, The Queen wished to step down from the position.  We would like to record our thanks to Her Majesty for her commitment and support to the CFA since she became Patron in 1952 as we look forward to working closely with our new Patron.

Professor John Innes, CFA President 

“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 2019  

CFA Newsletter - June 2019


Incentives for the development of bamboo plantations in Ghana: a case study of the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions A. ADDO-DANSO, J.L. INNES, J. BULKAN and J. RHEMTULLA

Firewood collection and consumption practices and barriers to uptake of modern fuels in Ghana M. AMOAH, T. CREMER, P.K. DADZIE, M. OHENE and O. MARFO

Urban forests, air quality, and health: a systematic review B.L. ARANTES, T. MAUAD and D.F. SILVA FILHO

Analysis of forest change and deforestration in Turkey H.B. GÜNÅEN and E. ATMÄ°Å

Drivers, perceived benefits and impacts of FSC Chain of Custody Certification in a challenging sectoral context: the case of Romania A.F. HALALISAN, B. POPA, I. HERAS-SAIZARBITORIA and I.V. ABRUDAN

Impact of out-migration of men on women’s participation in community-based forestry: insights from Van Panchayats of Uttarakhand, India G. PRATEEK, R.C. KNOPF and R.M. AGGARWAL

Smallholder forestry: the role of commercial forestry in rural livelihoods in Indonesia D. RACE, A.P. SUKA, S. IRAWANTI, SURATI, S.N. OKTALINA, A.R.H. BISJOE, N. MUIN, R. PURWANTI and B. SUMIRAT

The legitimacy of environmental governance based on consultation with indigenous people: insights from Mexico’s REDD+ readiness process in the Yucatan Peninsula J. ŠPIRIÄ, M.I. RAMÍREZ and M. SKUTSCH

Brazil nut forest concessions in the Peruvian Amazon: success or failure? H.V. WILLEM, V.J. INGRAM and M.R. GUARIGUATA

•  Commercialising an indigenous nut in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific

Association news
• Message from our Patron
• CFA Trustee’s new appointment
• Duke and Duchess of Sussex in NZ

Forest Scenes
• First Nations and forest management
• CFA offering free membership
• Entrepreneurs in Africa’s landscape restoration movement
• EU sued to stop burning trees for
• Promoting added value of wood in Peru
• Strengthening illegal logging legislation in Peru
• The Marcus Wallenberg Prize
• Why we need to save our primary forests

• Green Gold
• Principles for bamboo management
• The silviculture of UK trees
• Nature of Manor

• Gabriel Samol
• David Lamb
• Robert James Johns
Around the World


Latest News

Nigeria Chapter 5th Workshop
The 5th Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) Workshop Nigeria Chapter held at the Federal Univ...
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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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