FAO's Forestry department works across a number of sectors.  Below are links to publications in these areas as well as links to publications from the regions.    


     Biodiversity and wildlife   Food security and livelihoods
   Cities   Mountains
   Climate Change   Sustainable forest management
   Desertification     Watershed management

From the regions

Asia and the Pacific

Mainstreaming gender into forest policies in Asia and the Pacific 5 March 2015 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 19 December 2014 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 13 June 2014 Building on tradition to enhance food security [more]


Europe and Central Asia

State of Europe's Forests 2015 4 November 2015 The 4th edition of the State of Europe’s Forests report has been coordinated and compiled by FOREST EUROPE’s Liaison Unit Madrid in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the European Forest Institute (EFI), the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the University of Hamburg (UHH). The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section played a valuable role in the collection, processing and reviewing of part of the information included in the report. [more]
Woodfuels handbook 4 November 2015 This handbook offers a collection of information on wood biomass for both producers and consumers and is adapted for the market needs and problems identifed in Southeast Europe. It was prepared by wood biomass expert, Dr. Nike Krajnc, as part of the FAO project “Support to Implementation of the Forest Policy and Strategy in Kosovo”, which is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. [more]
16 April 2015 The publication provides a regional overview plus country reports for Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The country reports were prepared with the help of national forestry agencies, academic institutions and research centres. Each country report examines the current state of forest genetic resources, and information about ecosystems, the national forestry sector, and indigenous and protected species of the country. The publication identifies priorities and steps to be taken for more sustainable use and management of forest genetic resources in Central Asia. [more]



Nature & Faune Vol 30 Issue 1 2016 10 February 2016 This edition of Nature & Faune is a special issue to mark the International Year of Soils. The journal features short articles that address the central theme: "Sustainable soil management: an indispensable need for environmentally-sound food security in Africa". [more]
10 February 2016 This edition of Nature & Faune journal is a special issue to mark the International Year of Soils. The journal features short articles that address the central theme: "Sustainable soil management: an indispensable need for environmentally sound food security in Africa". [more]
Southern Africa's forests and people: Investing in a sustainable future 29 August 2015 On the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress, this publication from the FAO Subregional Office for Southern Africa supports countries in the region to present the best practices, challenges and opportunities in the forestry sector of Southern Africa. [more]


Latin America and the Caribbean

17 February 2015 An overview of the actual and potential impacts of climate change on forests and forest dependent people in six Caribbean countries - Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. The paper also examines the major issues and developments related to climate change impacts and responses in the region as regards forests and highlights related opportunities for regional action to address gaps and needs. [more]
22 October 2009 Provides a synthesis of experience and achievements in the financing of forest management in 19 Latin American countries. [more]

Near East

Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel initiative 10 February 2014 The African Wall: An African partnership to tackle desertification and land degradation [more]
5 December 2013 Forests and Climate Change Working Paper - 09 [more]
State of Mediterranean Forests 2013 24 April 2013 Towards sustainable development in the Mediterranean: challenges to face [more]


last updated:  Friday, December 19, 2014