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 - March 2017   CFA Newsletter - March 2017


REDD+ in Nepalese community forests R.R. BASTAKOTI and C. DAVIDSEN

Understanding community criteria for assessing forest co-management programmes: evidence from Malawi L. CHINANGWA, A.S. PULLIN and N. HOCKLEY

Looking beyond tenure in China’s Collective Forest Tenure Reform: insights from Yunnan Province, Southwest China J. HE and T. SIKOR

Forest based micro and small enterprises in Nepal: review of status, constraints, scope and approach effectiveness P. LAMSAL, K.P. PANT and D.R. BHATTA

An examination of the effects of recent tenure reforms in China’s collective forests on peasants’ forest activities and their income C. LIU, S. WANG and H. LIU

Stakeholders’ opinions and expectations for the forest-based sector: a regional case study in Italy A. PALETTO, G. GIACOVELLI and F. PASTORELLA

Empowering state agencies through national and international community forestry policies in Bangladesh P.K. SARKER, Md. S. RAHMAN and L. GIESSEN

Potential of TerraSAR-X and Sentinel 1 imagery to map deforested areas and derive degradation status in complex rain forests of Ecuador M.J. DELGADO-AGUILAR, F.E. FASSNACHT, M. PERALVO, C.P. GROSS and C.B. SCHMITT

An analysis of farmers’ net incomes from underplanted forest products: case studies from Hunan and Guangxi Provinces of China W. WANG, J.L. INNES and J. LIU

Book reviews

•  Does Africa need the Great Green Wall?
Association news
• CFA conference in Nigeria
• Orphaned forest data
Forest scenes
• City of Trees
• Participatory approaches work
• COP22
• Building Africa’s GGW
• How to mainstream gender in forestry
• Illegal logging and related timber trade
• Where the land meets the sea
Around the World


Latest News

Proceedings of CFA conference in Nigeria
Forestry and Allied Natural Resources Disciplines in Nigerian Institutions: Inputs for Futur...
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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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Commonwealth Forestry Conference
The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference will be held in Dehradun, India between 3-7th April 201...
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Queen's Award winner announced
 The CFA is pleased to announce that the Queen's Award for Fo...
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