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 - March 2020  

CFA Newsletter - June 2020


A tale of two genera: exotic Eucalyptus and Acacia species in China (1). Domestication and research  R.J. ARNOLD, Y.J. XIE, J.Z. LUO, H.R. WANG and S.J. MIDGLEY

Towards improved forestry performance: evaluating the added value of the timber legality assurance system in Indonesia  S. ASTANA, W.F. RIVA, G. HARDIYANTO, H. KOMARUDIN and A. SUKANDA

Restoring landscapes through Trees Outside Forests: a case from Nepal’s Terai Region  S. BHATTARAI, B. PANT, H.K. LAUDARI, N. TIMALSINA and R.K. RAI

Enhancing equity in participatory forest management through forest management agreements: the case of Gathiuru and Karima forests in Kenya  S.N. CHISIKA and C. YEOM

The contributions of wild tree resources to food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan African drylands: a review of the pathways and beneficiaries  C.K. KOFFI, A. LOURME-RUIZ, H. DJOUDI, E. BOUQUET, S. DURY and D. GAUTIER

Are policies for decentralised forest governance designed to achieve full devolution? Evidence from Eastern Africa  K. MAGESSA, S. WYNNE-JONES and N. HOCKLEY

Into the wild: disentangling non-wood terms and definitions for improved forest statistics  G.F. MUIR, S. SORRENTI, P. VANTOMME, E. VIDALE and M. MASIERO

Dissenting voices in a consenting village: lessons from implementation of free, prior and informed consent at a REDD+ pilot in Tanzania  P.K. MUKISA, D.M. TUMUSIIME, C. WEBERSIK, E.T. LIWENGA and J.R.S. TABUTI

Economic returns to households participating in different models of commercial tree plantations in Lao PDR A. VAN DER MEER SIMO, P. KANOWSKI and K. BARNEY

•  Keeping it natural
Association News
• Honouring the Life of Jim
Ball (1940–2020)
Forest Scenes
• A new look at elm?
• Bangor University in Ghana – experiences and insights from recent study tours
• Tree Cities of the World
• Marcus Wallenberg Prize: Model for forest growth during climate change
• Global ambitions for new Australian forest research group
• The hidden toll of lockdown on rainforests
• Agroforestry for sustainable agriculture
• Brazilian Forests at a glance 2019
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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