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, IKEA, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United States of America.

Highlights

The Forest and Farm Facility participated in the resource partner consultation of the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM) held in FAO HQ on Friday 29 November 2019. In the context of the UN reform, where flexible and less earmarked funding is encouraged by the new Funding Compact, the FMM becomes a...
With their ability to mobilise 1.5 billion smallholder producers, forest and farm producer organisations (FFPOs) can help drive a paradigm shift away from large-scale monocultural systems, which are vulnerable to climate change and highly inequitable. FFPO businesses embody greater diversity and equity, pursuing market opportunities for a diverse basket of...
As global leaders embrace natural climate solutions at the UN Climate Summit in New York, IIED’s research shows how to tap the potential of nature-based solutions in tackling the impacts of climate change. Read the blog written by Xiaoting Hou Jones and Hannah Reid, IIED.
The concept of value chains for the ‘basket of products’ seeks to recognize the reality of most traditional farming systems. Most family farmers, indigenous peoples and natural resource-dependent producers manage and often sell a range of different products to maintain their livelihoods and to optimize the use of different elements...
As in many African countries, Madagascar’s forests are under increasing pressure from agricultural expansion as growing populations seek to produce more food in an increasingly erratic climate. After a recent visit to the country, Duncan Macqueen reflects on how agroforestry could be a key part of a response.  Madagascar’s expanding population...
Local organisations, thriving amongst smallholders dependent on adjacent forests or trees growing on their farms, constitute perhaps the world’s biggest and most effective force for improved rural livelihoods and sustainability. They face fast changing pressures. Many are likely to find it useful to have an organisational goal of contributing to...

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