Press releases

20 May 2019 Forestry experts from across Mexico are meeting in Akumal on the Yucután Peninsula this week to develop national capacities to collect data on forest cover and land-use change using satellite images. [more]
20 May 2019 "Agroforestry isn't a ‘no man's land' between forestry and agriculture and should receive specific policy support," FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo said today. [more]
16 May 2019 Representatives from six African countries are meeting in Abidjan to discuss ways to fight against the illegal timber trade through domestic markets at a two-day meeting supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). [more]
7 May 2019 Until now, there has been little information available to the international community regarding the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia. [more]
18 April 2019 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Forestry Commission of Kenya launched the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) Phase II in the capital to grant forest and farm producers greater potential to reduce poverty while managing resources sustainably and mitigating negative impacts of climate change. [more]
12 April 2019 Today, the partnership between the Government of Togo and FAO’s Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) was launched to strengthen forest and farm producers in the fight against poverty and to cope with climate change. [more]
11 April 2019 In sub-Saharan Africa, forests and trees sustain livelihoods and nutrition of millions of people. The genetic diversity of trees offers largely untapped opportunities for preventing hunger, alleviating poverty and managing forests sustainably. [more]
9 April 2019 With improved access to an ever-growing archive of satellite imagery and new tools to facilitate image processing and interpretation, it is now easier to benefit from the full potential of remote sensing for the assessment of the status and changes in tree cover and land use. [more]
9 April 2019 The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have joined forces to protect West Africa's forests and help safeguard the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them. [more]
8 April 2019 More than a hundred representatives from ministries, agencies, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academia and the private sector are gathering in Mozambique this week for a two day summit on forest monitoring around the world. [more]
4 April 2019 Bugs such as the Winter moth and Asian Chestnut gall wasp are the bane of valuable trees and the people who rely on and benefit from them. [more]
21 March 2019 As the world population climbs to 8.5 billion by 2030, the role of forests becomes more important than ever. [more]
21 March 2019 The Government of Nepal has observed the International Day of Forests (IDF) 2019 in Kathmandu on 19 March 2019 with series of activities in collaboration FAO, IUCN, ICIMOD and other development partners. [more]
21 March 2019 Forests are life in its essence. Through education and training we can help safeguard these important and highly diverse ecosystems, providing clean air and water, while supplying food, wood and shelter. [more]
21 March 2019 FAO marked the International Day of Forests today by announcing two new forestry education initiatives aimed at raising awareness among children and young people on the sustainable use and conservation of forests. [more]
20 March 2019 The United Nations proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012 to celebrate the importance of forests of all types. Each year, events scattered around the world celebrate the contribution of trees to our lives. Under the motto “Learn to Love Forests!” the focus for 2019 is on the role of education in achieving sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation. [more]
19 March 2019 Countries in Eastern Africa have committed to restore over 3 000 hectares of degraded land this year. The pledge was made in Khartoum where experts and partners of countries supporting Africa’s Great Green Wall initiative discussed ways to boost land restoration in 2019. [more]
15 March 2019 A six days national training workshop is being organized in Dehradun, Uttrakhand from 11-16 March 2019 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Forest Survey of India (FSI) for the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020). [more]
1 March 2019 The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, declared today by the UN General Assembly, aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity. [more]
1 March 2019 A well-targeted, efficiently-crafted, and locally-driven climate change adaptation and mitigation measures can improve social and economic conditions, and protect the livelihood of communities of the fragile ecosystems of the Sahel. [more]

last updated:  Friday, May 24, 2019