The International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN)


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The International Analog Forestry Network (IFAN), based in Costa Rica, was established in 1996 as a worldwide forum for Analog Forestry practitioners. With members in over 15 countries spanning 3 continents, this movement has reached thousands of beneficiaries.

The network is a collection of local organizations around the world, who are adopting the principles of Analog Forestry and applying them to their local environment.

The network is co-ordinated by the Environmental Liaison Centre International (ELCI) in Nairobi, Kenya. Currently member NGOs are located in Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Kenya, Canada and Ecuador.

Information is provided through the network members to interested groups from the non-profit sector, the donor community, government ministries and farmer’s organizations.

Membership in the Analog Forestry Network is open to any local organization that is working with their communities in activities of agroforestry, reforestation, or biodiversity conservation and who would like to apply the techniques of Analog Forestry to their work.

The Networks goals are to:

  • exchange information and experiences
  • initiate arboreta and tree nurseries.
  • Implement a five year plan aiming for all partners to be involved in the certification of ‘Forest Garden Products’ that will be sold for export.

Forest Garden Certification (FGP)


The FGP inspection system began in Sri Lanka as a method of evaluating the effectiveness of Analog Forestry. The inspection service certifies products ‘beyond organic’. Not only do products need to be organic in origin, they also need to comply with social, biodiversity, landscape and carbon criteria, ensuring all FGP producers are responsible and effective in restoring their ecosystems.