Forest and Farm Facility

The Forest and Farm Facility provides direct financial support and technical assistance to strengthen forest and farm producer organizations representing smallholders, rural women’s groups, local communities and indigenous peoples’ institutions. Collectively, forest and farm producers have the potential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to respond to climate change at landscape scales. A partnership between FAO, IIED, IUCN and Agricord, the Forest and Farm Facility is funded by the EU through the FAO-EU FLEGT programme, Finland, Germany, Norway through the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism of FAO, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United States of America.


The objective of the conference is to promote understanding and sharing of knowledge, good practices and solutions among and between scholars, practitioners, private sector and policy makers on sustainable and equitable wood fuel value chains and to advocate and explore strategies for their scaling-up.
Preserving Latin America’s forests is vital to fight the climate crisis and deforestation is lower in indigenous territories. Read the article about the new report produced by FAO and the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (Filac).
“Indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants in the forest areas of Latin America have done a great job of taking care of their forests,” said David Kaimowitz, manager of the forest and farm facility at FAO and lead author of the report. 
Based on a review of more than 300 studies, the new report will reveal for the first time the extent to which science has shown that Indigenous and Tribal Peoples are the best guardians of the forests of Latin America and the Caribbean. Watch the Press Conference.
These climate resilience case studies were prepared by forest and farm producer organizations in the partner countries of the FFF. It describes the actions of the communities to find nature based solutions that give climate resilience.
Women from the AMPB are changing the game, at the local level and at  the international level, by protecting forests and building their resilience to climate change. Pauline Buffle, from IUCN, wrote this blog at the occasion of the AMPB's 10th anniversary.