Welcome to the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

The Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) is one of six FAO Regional Forestry Commissions that cover the world's major geographic regions. For more than 60 years, the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission has served the countries of the region as the largest and most inclusive inter-governmental organization addressing forests and forestry issues and challenges. Since 1950, the Commission’s original membership of 12 countries has grown to 33. In recent times, flagship APFC activities have included the Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study, “In Search of Excellence: Exemplary forest management in Asia and the Pacific", formulation of regional and national forestry codes of practice, and regional cooperation in addressing the threats from forest invasive species.

Upcoming events

ITTO [goto@itto.int]
12 June 2015
Japan, United Nations University, Tokyo
International Wildland Fire Conference
12 October 2015 - 16 October 2015
Republic of Korea, Pyeong Chang
22 February 2016 - 26 February 2016
Philippines
Languages: English
Contact: Patrick Durst
Miscellaneous documents:
Posters:

Recent publications

Mainstreaming gender into forest policies in Asia and the Pacific A new FAO and RECOFTC report aims to understand how gender perspectives are being integrated in the forest policies of eight countries: Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. Accompanying policy briefs highlight the key challenges for women’s participation in forestry and outline recommendations to promote gender mainstreaming further in forestry. [more]
Assessing and promoting trees outside forests in Asian rice production landscapes Planted or naturally regenerated trees scattered throughout rice production landscapes or in and around agricultural plots, in the pilot sites and elsewhere, have proven to be excellent sources of goods and services to increase the socio-economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural landscapes. [more]
Edible insects in Lao PDR Building on tradition to enhance food security [more]
Forests and landslides The role of trees and forests in the prevention of landslides and rehabilitation of landslide-affected areas in Asia. Second edition. [more]

Commission Members

Australia
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
China
Fiji
France
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Korea
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
New Zealand
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Russia
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Timor Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
United States
Vanuatu
Viet Nam

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