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 - September 2016   CFA Newsletter - June 2016


Edible forest? Rethinking Nepal’s forest governance in the era of food insecurity J. ADHIKARI, H. OJHA and B. BHATTARAI

Contribution of non-timber forest products to cash and non-cash income of remote forest communities in Central Africa D. ENDAMANA, K.A. ANGU, G.N AKWAH, G. SHEPHERD and B.C. NTUMWEL

Effects of directional felling, elephant skidding and road construction on damage to residual trees and soil in Myanmar selection system T.C. KHAI, N. MIZOUE, T. KAJISA, T. OTA and S. YOSHIDA

Local government authority and representation in REDD+: a case study from Nigeria E.O. NUESIRI

Conceptualising climate change in forest-based rural areas of South Africa: community perceptions and attitudes C. OFOEGBU, P.W. CHIRWA, J. FRANCIS and F.D. BABALOLA

Women’s participation in REDD+ national decision-making in Vietnam T.T. PHAM, Y.H. MAI, M. MOELIONO and M. BROCKHAUS

Empowering civil society in forest policies and governance: livelihood impact assessment of EU FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements M. RICHARDS and M. HOBLEY

Implementation of Participatory Forest Management in Kenya: a case study of Karima Forest S.H. THYGESEN, T. LØBER, E.M. SKENSVED and C.P. HANSEN


Duncan Poore

Ray Lawton

Book reviews

What's beer got to do with sustainable forestry?
Association News
• QCC – more countries
• A window on the past – 1952
Forest scenes
• Global vegetation fire challenges and outlook
• One man’s approach to community forestry in Zambia
• International Tree Foundation: leaving positive footprints
• Forest Risk Network 
• ISO PC 287 – A new approach to wood and wood materials’ chain of custody
• How trees talk to each other
• 100% sustainable timber markets the economic and business case
• Sustainable Natural Forest Management in the Tropics:
Best practices and investment opportunities for large-scale
• Governing Cambodia’s Forests
• The current status of Prey Lang
Around the World


Latest News

Commonwealth Forestry Conference
The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference will be held in Dehradun, India between 3-7th April 201...
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CFA workshop in Nigeria
3rd Commonwealth Forestry Association Workshop on ‘Research Proposal Writing and Use of...
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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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