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The CFA in partnership with the Commonwealth Woods, a legacy project of the 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow is pleased to announce the winner of the Commonwealth Woods Photographic Competition, established to show the diversity of forests throughout the Commonwealth.  The winning photograph, entitled 'A quiet place for reading', was taken by Arjen van de Merwe who wins a digital camera. The competition was open to everyone and attracted entries from around the Commonwealth.  The best 100 photos, are curently being exhibited in a gallery in Glasgow and can be seen on our Photo Gallery page. 

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 - June 2014   CFA Newsletter - June 2014


Non-timber forest product income from forest landscapes of Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria – an incidental or integral contribution to sustaining rural livelihoods? R. MALLESON, S. ASAHA, M. EGOT, M. KSHATRIYA, E. MARSHALL, K. OBENG-OKRAH and T. SUNDERLAND

Barriers to VPA implementation: a case study of Cameroon’s private forestry sector S.L. CARODENUTO and S. RAMCILOVIC-SUOMINEN

Trends in timber production systems in the high forest zone of Ghana K.A. ODURO, G.M.J. MOHREN, K. AFFUM-BAFFOE and B. KYEREH

Estimating potential preferences for wood products sourced from forests that are managed using sustainable forest management schemes M. SAKAGAMI, T. OKUDA and LIM. H.F.

Long-term timber supply from state-owned forests in northeastern China L. ZHANG, S. ZHANG, K. ZHANG, Z. ZHANG, X. CHEN, S. ZHOU, G. DAI and D. ZHANG

Managerial perceptions of corporate social and financial performance in the global forest industry N. LI, K. PUUMALAINEN and A. TOPPINEN

Beyond the ‘local community’: the evolution of multi-scale politics in Nepal’s community forestry regimes H.R. OJHA

How effective are task forces in tackling illegal logging? Empirical evidence from Ghana M. FRANCK and C.P. HANSEN

Comparing the effectiveness of forest law enforcement and economic incentives to prevent illegal logging in Bangladesh S.A. MUKUL, J. HERBOHN, A.Z.M.M. RASHID and M.B. UDDIN

Book reviews

The new wildfire law in South
Africa: what consequence?

Association news

• Photographic competition winner announced
• CFA welcomes new Youth Officer
• EverGreen Solutions


The Great Green Wall

Forest scenes

• Commonwealth forestry – lessons for all
• Wildcat gold mining
• Making a national tree seed collection
• Anthoropogenic deforestation drivers in Sierra Leone
• Forest resources of Armenia
• Trees, people and the built environment
• News from Guyana
• New Generation Plantations


David Bills


• Ancient and other veteran trees
• Grow your own firewood
• South African Forestry Handbook
• The value of forests
• Tropical dry forests

Around the World


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