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 - December 2017  

CFA Newsletter - March 2018


The policy and practice of the Social Responsibility Agreement in Ghana F.K. AGYEI

Does a transdisciplinary approach to forestry education meet students’ career aspirations? Lessons from a curriculum innovation in Ghana J. AMEYAW, A. WALS, B. ARTS and E. TURNHOUT

Integrating stakeholders’ preferences in participatory forest planning: a pairwise comparison approach from Southern Italy M. FOCACCI, F. FERRETTI, I. DE MEO, A. PALETTO and G. COSTANTINI

First come, first served? The partial devolution of forest management promotes rights competition— from the application process for hutan desa, East Kalimantan, Indonesia E. FUJIWARA

Investigations of the livelihood strategies of young men and women in forested landscapes of eastern Cameroon C. MACNEIL, H.C.P. BROWN and D.J. SONWA

A theoretical framework for transparency and accountability (T&A): empirical lessons from participatory forest management (PFM) in Tanzania J. PERFECT-MREMA

Forestry industry development in Zambia: an opportunity for public private partnership for small and medium enterprises P. NG’ANDWE, D. CHUNGU, J. RATNASINGAM, T. RAMANANANTOANDRO, P. DONFACK and J. MWITWA

The hidden layer of indigenous land tenure: informal forest ownership and its implications for forest use and conservation in Panama’s largest collective territory D.A. SMITH, M.B. HOLLAND, A. MICHON, A. IBÁÑEZ and F. HERRERA

Joint forest management in India – an assessment B. SUNDAR

Book reviews

•  Nigeria's rare and threatened trees
Association news
CFA workshop in Nigeria
• QCC features in National
Forest scenes
• Restoring mangroves with the help of drones
• International Society of Tropical Foresters
• The Global Landscape Forum 2017: The Youth Perspective
• Global Timber Tracking Network News
• Suitability of key Central American agroforestry species under future climates
• The Human Cost of Conservation in Republic of Congo
• The Modern Timber House in the UK
• Trees in England: Management and disease since 1600
Around the World


Latest News

Oxford 7th SEA Studies Symposium
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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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Future Forests Fellowship
The UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Future Forests Fellowship aims to attract and retain world...
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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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