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Forests 2017, 8(8), 290; doi:10.3390/f8080290

An Analysis of Non-State and State Approaches for Forest Certification in Mexico

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Doctorado Institucional en Ciencias Agropecuarias y Forestales, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Boulevard Guadiana 501, Fraccionamiento Ciudad Universitaria, 34120 Durango, Mexico
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Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Box 8008, 3118B Jordan Hall, 2800 Faucette Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27695-8008, USA
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Escola politécnica Superior, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Campus Universitario S/n, 27002 Lugo, Spain
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Facultad de Agrícolas y Forestales, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Km. 2.5 Carretera Delicias a Rosales, Campus Delicias, Cd. Delicias, 33000 Chihuahua, Mexico
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Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Río Papaloapan, Valle del Sur, 34120 Durango, Mexico
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Instituto de Silvicultura e Industria de la Madera, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Boulevard Guadiana 501, Fraccionamiento Ciudad Universitaria, 34120 Durango, Mexico
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 27 June 2017 / Revised: 29 July 2017 / Accepted: 4 August 2017 / Published: 10 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification)
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Abstract

Mexico has had a non-state forest certification system under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) since it was initiated in 1993, and developed a new state-sponsored Mexican Forest Certification System (MFCS) that began in 2008. Several analyses have been made of FSC forest certification in Mexico, but none have summarized the new MFCS system or compared its standards with FSC. We compare the implementation of the non-state FSC market forest certification with the state-sponsored MFCS system in Mexico, and review literature on forest certification, focusing on all studies in Mexico. MFCS has had substantial enrollment of more than 902,802 ha by 2016, compared to 900,388 ha for the more-established FSC program. MFCS can be acceptable for stand-alone forest certification, and might be viewed as a stepwise path to FSC certification. The merits of both systems are analyzed in terms of standard content, likely sustainable forestry practices, access to markets, and community forestry enterprises. View Full-Text
Keywords: state and non-state forest certification systems; FSC; MFCS; NMX-143 state and non-state forest certification systems; FSC; MFCS; NMX-143
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García-Montiel, E.; Cubbage, F.; Rojo-Alboreca, A.; Lujan-Álvarez, C.; Montiel-Antuna, E.; Corral-Rivas, J.J. An Analysis of Non-State and State Approaches for Forest Certification in Mexico. Forests 2017, 8, 290.

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