Welcome to the CFA


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 publication highlights

International Forestry Review - April 2014   CFA Newsletter - March 2014


Plantation vision: potentials, challenges and policy options for global industrial forest plantation development S.K. BARUA, P. LEHTONEN and T. PAHKASALO

Paradigms in tropical forest plantations: a critical reflection on historical shifts in plantation approaches J. SZULECKA, J. PRETZSCH and L. SECCO

The future of plantations in Africa P.A. JACOVELLI

Australian plantations: mixed signals ahead  I. FERGUSON

The contribution of tree plantations to household welfare: case study of Piet Retief and Iswepe communities C. OFOEGBU

Local institutions, social capital and their role in forest plantation governance: lessons from two case studies of smallholder plantations in Paraguay J. SZULECKA and L. SECCO

Climate change impacts on species planting domains: a preliminary assessment for selected plantation forests in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands T.H. BOOTH and T. JOVANOVIC

Institutional and political assessment of forest plantations in Turkey T. DENİZ and H.T. YILDIRIM

Market failure for plantations: past experiences and emerging trends for delivering wood production and ecosystem services in Australia M.L. STEPHENS and P. GRIST

Clones or improved seedlings of Eucalyptus? Not a simple choice A.R. GRIFFIN

Productivity of acacia and eucalypt plantations in Southeast Asia. 1. Bio-physical determinants of production: opportunities and challenges E.K.S. NAMBIAR and C.E. HARWOOD

Productivity of acacia and eucalypt plantations in Southeast Asia. 2. trends and variations C.E. HARWOOD and E.K.S. NAMBIAR


How much forest would there be if we did not know how much forest there has been?

Association news

2014 Young Forester

The CFA raises

CFA Young Scientist

Forest scenes

Forestry research in Malaysia

Australia Fire

ICCP project


Meeting local and global challenges in forestry: XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa,

How Prepared is the UK to combat current and future threats to forests?

News from Guyana

New developments in the conversion of woody fibre to fuel

National trees



Afforestation and Reforestation Projects under the Clean Development Mechanism – A Reference Manual

Indian Forestry Abstracts

Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2012–2013

ReThink  Mapping for Rights  Lessons Learned from Community Forestry in Latin America and Their Relevance for REDD+

Interactive Forest Atlas of Equatorial Guinea

Around the World


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