MFCC News and Articles

This section contains MFCC news, Press Releases, and general updates and articles of interest and relevance to MFCC, timber legality and sustainable forest management (SFM) issues in Myanmar.

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  • Knowledge sharing session to Yangon Journalism School

    Knowledge sharing session to Yangon Journalism School about Timber Legality by MFCC Secretary U Barber Cho Date : 27th August 2019 Location : Yangon Journalism School, Yangon, Myanmar. MFCC Secretary U Baber Cho shared some general knowledge session about Myanmar Timber Legality and MTLAS System to the Yangon Journalism School.

  • MTLAS Principle 1 to 4, Forest Operation Training to SGS

    Date : 15 AUGUST 2019 Venue : Gangaw District, Magway Region. MFCC has given MTLAS principle 1 to 4, Forest Operation training to SGS at Gangaw. The objective of this field training is to share experiences, understanding, skill and knowledge to auditors-conducting Forest Certification, Forest Operation and Legal Verification Audit.

  • Third MFCC Meeting

    Date : 18th July 2019 Venue : Director General Office, Gyogone Forest Compound MFCC arranged third internal meeting last week and all the head of MFCC including Chairman – U Khin Maung Yi – (Permanent Secretary of MONREC – Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation) and also members from

  • MFCC Participation in PEFC Accreditation Body training, Seoul, Korea

    This AB training is organized by Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and Korea Forestry Promotion Institute (KoFPI) in Forest Vision Center, Seoul, Korea on 24-25 June 2019. Accreditation Bodies, National Governing Bodies from the Asia-Pacific countries participated in this training. 38 participants joined this AB training. The

  • MFCC Delegations in Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW, Incheon Korea 2019)

    Delegates from the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC), comprising MFCC Secretary, CEO and Technical Officer of MFCC-PEFC project has attended the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW 2019) in Incheon, Korea. The APFW (2019) and the 28thsession of the Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) were jointly organized and hosted by the Korea

  • Discussion with Non-Timber Forest Product Exchange Programme

    Date : June 20, 2019 Yesterday, MFCC met with Wai Yan Aung (Project Coordinator) and Emmanuelle Andaya, a consultant for NTFP-EP, doing a study on Non-Timber Forest Products Standards (NTFP) in the Philippines. The Non-timber Forest Product – Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) Asia is a regional non-government organisation working in the Asian

  • MFCC becomes 51st National Member of PEFC Alliance

    Myanmar Forest Certification Committee is very delighted to become the 51st national member of the PEFC Alliance as National Governing Body. As step moving forward to show MFCC’s commitment of Sustainable Forest Management. MFCC is collaborating with PEFC on a three-year project to support the Myanmar as it transitions to

  • Second Technical Working Group Meeting

    Date : 31st MAY 2019 Venue : MFCC Secretariat Office MFCC arranged second Technical Working Group meeting and all the head of MFCC including members from FD, MTE, DRI, NGO discussed and proposed how to expand the current scope of SFM for the natural forests, plantations and community forests(CF) and

  • Invitation for Public Consultation of Myanmar Sustainable Forest Management Standards

    Following a series of Stakeholder consultation – MFCC has produced two updated standards – Myanmar Criteria and Indicators for Forest Management Certification (Natural Forest and Plantation – Sustainable Forest Management). In accordance with MFCC standard setting policy, MFCC would now like to invite stakeholders’ comments on those two standards before

  • PEFC Chain of Custody Auditor Training in Myanmar

    Location: Yangon, Myanmar Dates: 2-5 May 2019 The Auditor training took place in Yangon, 2-3 May 2019, with the field trip and demonstration audit to National Wood Industry on 4 May. This auditor training was organized by PEFC together with the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee. The training has been given