Skovdyrkerne (The Danish Forest Owners Associations) (DFOA)
Since its founding in 1904, the Danish Forest Owners Associations (DFOA), has grown into the biggest service provider in Danish private forestry.
They are organising and servicing more than 5.000 forest owners in all sizes - from 1/2 hectare to more than 1000 hectares.
The Danish Forest Owners Associations (DFOA), in Danish: Skovdyrkerne, is a Danish association that is owned and governed by small scale forest owners/farmers in Denmark. It has practiced extension work among Danish forest owners based on advocacy and participatory principles since 1904. Around 25% of all Danish forest owners are members of DFOA. The approximately 5,000 members all together constitute circa 20% of the total private Danish forest cover.
DFOA is organised into seven local units, the Local Forest Growers Associations, each lead by a board of directors, which is democratically elected by the members. The seven local units are in turn represented by the Secretariat, which is elected by the general assembly. The secretariat does marketing and advocacy work for the whole organisation, while also developing the political and economic framework. DFOA works on a non-profit basis, but with a certain net worth in order to ensure all payments to members and in order to make room for investment and development.See more