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 2016   CFA Newsletter - March 2016


What drives consumption of wood energy in the residential sector of small cities in Europe and how that can affect forest resources locally? The case of Bragança, Portugal J.C. AZEVEDO, M.C. FERREIRA, L.F. NUNES and M. FELICIANO

Analysis of the effective stakeholders’ involvement in the development of National Forest Programmes in Europe J. BALEST, M. HRIB, Z. DOBá¹ INSKÁ and A. PALETTO

Potentials of REDD+ in supporting the transition to a Green Economy in the Congo Basin K.E. ENONGENE and K. FOBISSIE

Evaluating the impacts of plantations and associated forestry operations in Africa—methods and indicators V. INGRAM, E. VAN DER WERF, E. KIKULWE and J.H.H. WESSELER

Higher forestry education in Kenya: bridging the gap between educational training and job market competencies S. RAMCILOVIC-SUOMINEN, Y. PUENTES RODRIGUEZ, B. KIRONGO and S. PITKÄNEN

The potential of rubber and acacia plantations for forest carbon stocks in Malaysia J. RATNASINGAM, K. THIRUSELVAM and F. IORAS

Decentralisation policy as recentralisation strategy: forest management units and community forestry in Indonesia M.A.K. SAHIDE, S. SUPRATMAN, A. MARYUDI, Y.-S. KIM and L. GIESSEN

Financing sustainable forest management in developing countries: the case for a holistic approach B. SINGER

Exploring the impact of social norms and perceptions on women’s participation in customary forest and land governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo—implications for REDD+ L. STIEM and T. KRAUSE

Roles of forests in food security based on case studies in Yunnan, China S. TAKAHASHI and L. LIANG

Book reviews
Young foresters at COP 21
Association News
• XIX Commonwealth Forestry Conference
• Young CFA member develops leadership skills
Forest scenes
• Forestry research – more important now than ever
• Chinese theft from Myanmar’s forests
• Chorotega Model Forest
• Feller training
• Australian forest history conference
• Indonesia’s forest fires
• Khaya
• London’s iTree Eco Project
• Ecological Forest Management Handbook
• Community Forest Enterprise Development
Around the World


Latest News

Commonwealth Forestry Conference
The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference will be held in Dehradun, India between 3-7th April 201...
[Read more]

CFA workshop in Nigeria
3rd Commonwealth Forestry Association Workshop on ‘Research Proposal Writing and Use of...
[Read more]

Queen's Award winner announced
 The CFA is pleased to announce that the Queen's Award for Fo...
[Read more]