Evaluación des los Recursos Forestales
FRA Mission, Mandate and Objectives
The mission, mandate and objectives of the FRA Programme as defined by various guiding documents can be summarized as follows:
"To enhance human well-being through support to member countries in the sustainable management of the world's trees and forests by providing an increased world wide access to reliable and timely forestry information".
" FAO has the mandate to ".... collect, analyse, interpret and disseminate information relating to food, nutrition and agriculture" (Article I of the Basic Texts of FAO).
" FAO Medium Term Plan 2002-2007 Objectives call for ¿systematically analysing, documenting and reporting on the status and trends in forest resources; developing and updating methods for forest inventory, analysis, assessment and monitoring based on common and agreed concepts and terms; and strengthening capabilities to assess forest resources and the underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation¿.