Smallholders Access Program pilot test (USA)
Test the Smallholder Access Program (SAP) standard developed by Rainforest Alliance as part of their Appalachia Woodland Alliance program. This standard proposes a simplified process for smallholders to join an FSC-certified forest management group. By joining these groups, smallholders improve their forest management practices; legal compliance is guaranteed; and there is an increase of FSC-certified material availability.
At the 2017 General Assembly in Vancouver, Canada, the membership approved Motion 46 that recommended the New Approaches project to conduct several pilot tests to assess the feasibility of different approaches that can improve uptake and maintenance of certification by smallholders and communities.
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