OBJECTIVEForests not only produce timber but also have other important functions; they improve environment, conserve headwater and prevent disasters.
Moreover, the utilization of forest resources and reforestation contributes a great deal to the social and economic development of rural communities.
In recent years, Japan has been receiving a number of requests from developing countries in relation to the effective utilization and sustainable management of forest resources.
Thus it was necessary for the organizations specializing in the technical fields of forest and forestry to join together in forming a body which responds, in a comprehensive and systematic way, to the overseas forestry development needs.
Japan Overseas Forestry Consultants Association (hereinafter“JOFCA") was established to serve this purpose. Much attention has been paid and actions have been taken to the issues of forest and forestry in the global level since the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June l992, where the Statement of Forest Principles was adopted. JOFCA has the challenging role to contribute to tackle such global issues as consolidating sustainable forest management globally.
MEMBERSFORESTRY MECHANIZATION SOClETY
JAPAN OVERSEAS PLANTATION CENTER FOR PULPWOOD
JAPAN FOREST TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION
JAPAN FOREST TREE BREEDING ASSOCIATION
SUPPORTING MEMBERSAERO ASAHI CORPORATION
JAPAN GREENERY DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH CENTER
JAPAN INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY PROMOTION & COOPERATION CENTER
JOFCA OFFICE MEMBERS
|Executive Director||Kato Kazuhisa|
|Senior Director（Operation）||Toyoda Takaki|
|Director of Research||Huang Shengze|
|Director of General Affairs||Ando Kazuya|
(As of June 2012)