Seminar: Shoana Humphries, "Community forestry and certification in the tropics: What works and what doesn't?"

Past Event

19 November 2010, 5:15pm - 8:00pm

School of Geography and Environment
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

Speaker: Shoana Humphries, Social Policy Manager, FSC International Center

Dr Humphries will share experiences and insights based on ten years work and research experience with community forestry and certification in Latin America. She will highlight trends and lessons learned in community forestry, focusing on her work in Mexico and Brazil, as well as challenges and opportunities for communities related to FSC certification in general. She will also present how the FSC International Center is currently working to improve access to and benefits from certification for community and small-scale producers.

Shoana Humphries received her PhD in Forestry Resources and Conservation from the University of Florida in May 2010. She is currently the Social Policy Manager with the Forest Stewardship Council International Center, in Bonn, Germany, where she is working on policies to make FSC certification more accessible and beneficial for smallholder and community producers. She has worked and conducted research for the last ten years on forest certification and community forestry in the US and South America.

The lecture is open to all. Please go to to register.