JOFCA

OBJECTIVE

Forests 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.

MEMBERS

FORESTRY MECHANIZATION SOClETY

JAPAN OVERSEAS PLANTATION CENTER FOR PULPWOOD

JAPAN FOREST TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION

JAPAN FOREST TREE BREEDING ASSOCIATION

SUPPORTING MEMBERS

AERO ASAHI CORPORATION

JAPAN GREENERY DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH CENTER

JAPAN INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY PROMOTION & COOPERATION CENTER

JOFCA OFFICE MEMBERS

President Ozawa Fusho
Executive Director Kato Kazuhisa
Senior Director(Operation) Toyoda Takaki
Director of Research Huang Shengze
Director of General Affairs Ando Kazuya








(As of June 2012)