PLANTATION MANAGEMENT
SAFAS promotes responsible wood production
WORKERS
SAFAS promotes the employment of safe, happy workers
SAFAS PROMOTES HARMONIOUS COMMUNITIES
SAFAS SUPPORTS FAIR ACCESS TO MARKETS
Making certification accessible to all scales of forestry is our mission
SAFAS PROMOTES ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY
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Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme 

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WHO IS SAFAS?

SAFAS is an African not-for-profit organisation promoting and supporting responsible wood production and sustainable land use.  We work in natural forests, tree plantations, mixed farms and agroforestry settings.

We believe that sustainable management starts with understanding your values and the values in the landscape. Then follows what actions  need to be taken to preserve and enhance those values for the long-term.

We are dedicated to include all scales of operation, designing our systems and tools to ensure that smallholders as well as global corporates can access and benefit from them.

WHAT DOES SAFAS DO?

SAFAS is the governing body for the PEFC endorsed SAFAS Certification System.

We developed the VALUE BASED PLATFORM, a risk management system for sustainable land use decision making.  This system is invaluable for anyone that needs to understand the sustainability risks associated with a forestry or farming enterprise.

The Value Based Platform serves and integrates information for land-users and decision makes.

Associated with this we have a network of associates that provide a range of environmental and land use related services.

What is the SAFAS Certification System?

SAFAS CERTIFICATION SYSTEM

Learn more abou the SAFAS Certification System and how to join.
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Through the application the VALUE BASED PLATFORM, SAFAS provides support to land-users that strive to be truly sustainable and contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals [link to pictorial of SDGs below]. Based in South Africa, SAFAS is available for collaboration with any organisation interested in sustainable land use. The SAFAS certification system is endorsed by the PEFC. READ MORE

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FEATURE STORY

OZWATHINI - IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES is a film that tells that tells the story of a remote rural community situated in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where people practice mixed farming and forestry on small plots between their homesteads.
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