Global Forest Resources Assessments

Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015

Since 2005, the backbone of FRA is the country reporting process where the best available and most recent information from all countries and territories is compiled and analyzed.

FAO is therefore requesting all countries to elaborate and submit a comprehensive report following a standardized format and methodology. Reports are prepared by officially nominated National Correspondents and submit to FAO.

For FRA 2015, there were two options for submitting the reports, either in word format via e-mail or using the Forest Resources Information Management System (FRIMS), which is an online portal for FRA 2015 data entry. Country reports underwent a review by a team of reviewers and once the review was completed, countries were asked to confirm the report before it is published. Final country reports were sent to the Head of Forestry for confirmation.

Process documents

Terms & Definitions
Process Document
Implementation Plan
Guide for Country Reporting
Global Forest Resources Assessment Long-Term Strategy (2012 - 2030)