In March Proforest opened its South East Asia regional office, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Regional manager Perpetua George will run the office, with other staff joining her for specific projects.
Proforest produced FSC guidance for smallholders and Community Forestry operations.
In late May the General Assembly of the Roundtable for Responsible Soy voted unanimously to approve for field testing of the global Principles and Criteria for Responsible Soy Production. This important milestone is the culmination of an 18 month period of development of this standard, a process which was facilitated by ProForest.
Proforest hosted the annual summer training programme in Oxford from 13 to 17 July.
Proforest develops FSC guide for biodiversity management in small and low intensity forests.
Proforest director, Dr Ruth Nussbaum, has been appointed as Associate Director of the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests.
ProForest director, Neil Judd, is currently chairing the European process to develop certification and chain of custody process for sustainable biofuels, on behalf of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).
Over the past few months five new staff members have joined the ProForest team.