Poster: Smallholder Access Program: A successful pilot test of an innovative solution for engaging Smallholders in FSC Forest Management Certification
In 2017, Rainforest Alliance approached FSC International and FSC US with an innovative streamlined smallholder certification concept which was developed in partnership with FSC certificate holders and other stakeholders. The Smallholder Access Program (SAP) pilot was initiated in 2019 to evaluate the streamlined concept in South and Central Appalachia (United States). This region provided a perfect testing area with its biodiversity-rich forests, and low levels of risk for some elements of responsible forest management.
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