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Friday, 20 July

Read the press release on the Forest and Farm Facility Launch of Phase II

Building stronger, climate-resilient farming and forest communities
Millions of small-scale farmers and foresters will be able to better protect their lands from the impacts of climate change, and improve their livelihoods thanks to renewed global efforts announced today on the sidelines of World Forest Week.

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Violin crafted from Brazilian sustainable wood donated to FAO Forestry Department
A violin crafted from wood sustainably produced in Brazil’s Amazon was donated to FAO’s Forestry Department by the Oficina Escola de Lutheria da Amazonia (OELA) for permanent exhibition. 


REDD+ and FAO-EU FLEGT collaboration improves governance, reduces deforestation and forest degradation
Improving governance of forests and lands is crucial for many countries if they are to succeed in reducing deforestation and forest degradation, meet their climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Understanding links between forests and water needed to solve water security problems
The complex relationships between forests and water must be recognized and understood in order to solve the world’s growing problems with water shortages, according to a report discussed at an event during World Forest Week. 

Watch expert interviews

Peter Csoka, Secretary, Committee on Forestry (COFO), FAO
S.E. Rosalie Matondo, Ministre de l'économie forestière de la République du Congo
Mario Arvelo Caamaño, Chairperson of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
Mary Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service
Gewa Gamoga, REDD and Climate Change Officer, PNG Forest Authority, Papua New Guinea
Maria Patek, Director General, Forestry and Sustainability, Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Austria
Doris Capistrano, Senior Advisor, ASEAN-Swiss Parnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change
Mikhail Tarasov, Global Forestry Manager IKEA
Bharati Pathak, General Secretary, Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal
Alain Billand, Directeur, Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)
Meine van Noordwijk, Co-Chair of the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
John Emmanuel Fa, Senior Associate, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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