National forest assessments - country projects
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Overview - Bangladesh
The National Forest and Tree Resources Assessment 2005-2007 is the first of its kind in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD), lead institution and responsible for the implementation of this first national forest and tree resources assessment (NFA), carried out the field data collection during 2005 - 2006 while the Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO), was responsible for the remote sensing survey.
The overall technical supervision of the NFA implementation has been provided by FAO Forestry department in Rome (FOMR), who also provided technical assistance to the GoB to strengthen the capacities of BFD in the area of planning and implementing NFAs, including methodology development, sampling design, harmonization of land use classifications, mapping, field survey, data management and reporting.