Welcome to the CFA


The Commonwealth Forestry Conference is an international forum for foresters, and all those with an interest in the forestry sector to exchange knowledge and experience. It is organized by the Standing Committee on Commonwealth Forestry and occurs every 4 – 5 years. The Conference relates to general aspects of forest management and governance and has a focus on the changing priorities of the forestry sector.

Please join us for the Twentieth Commonwealth Forestry Conference in August, 2021 and share your view on the joint future of forests and people.  For full information please visit cfc2021.ubc.ca


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 - December 2020  

CFA Newsletter - December 2020


Drivers of cocoa encroachment into protected forests: the case of three forest reserves in Ghana L.K. BROBBEY, F.K. AGYEI and P. OSEI-TUTU

Identifying relevant international forest regimes for South Korea based on their issues H. KIM, H.M. KANG, S.I. CHOI and S. JEON

Integrating forest science into natural hazard management praxis: an international case study based on the innovative RIU approach M. KIRCHNER and M. KROTT

Developing indicators for participatory forest biodiversity monitoring systems in South Sumatra P.R. NEUPANE, A. GAULI, P. MUNDHENK and M. KÖHL

The total economic value of the forest ecosystem services in the tropical forests of Malaysia K.M. NITANAN, A. SHUIB, R. SRIDAR, V. KUNJURAMAN, S. ZAITON and M.A. SYAMSUL HERMAN

An examination of REDD+ readiness and implementation in Ghana D. NUKPEZAH and D. ALEMAGI

Success in community-based forestry: is the community missing? G. PRATEEK and R.C. KNOPF

How environmental certifications can affect the value of organizations? The case of Forest Stewardship Council certification M.E. SANSALVADOR and J.M. BROTONS

Which species perform best in carbon sequestration and storage in planted forests? A review of the potential of Pinus and Eucalyptus C.S. SILVEIRA, L. DE OLIVEIRA and E. TALAMINI

• The 20th Commonwealth
Forestry Conference:
a Reflection of Our Times
Association News
• We need your experience
Forest Scenes
• A common vision for forestry in BC
• How our food choices cut into forests and put us closer to viruses
• Selecting native tree species in Uganda for commercial use
• The Monitor Woods Scheme
• Sierra Leone’s NPAA under focus
• World Forestry Congress 2021
• Achieving sustainable management of tropical forests
• Introduction to forest landscape restoration in SE Asia
• Benin: Country Forest Note
• Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People
• Special Issue of Unasylva
Around the World


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