Recent coverage of FAO Forestry from a variety of international news sources.


23 October 2014 UN launches initiative targeting threat of desertification [more]
18-10-14 The Express Tribune 20 October 2014 Changes to land cover: Foresters get training on use of technology to monitor forest degradation and land use [more]
4-9-14 Agricultures 15 September 2014 Listening and trust – the basis for working with forest and farm producers [more]
12 September 2014 Urban and Peri-urban Forestry— a FAO Perspective [more]
2 September 2014 FAO boss links sustainable agriculture to healthy forest [more]
28 August 2014 Brazil considers transgenic trees. Genetically modified eucalyptus could be a global test case. [more]
23-8-14 The Economist 27 August 2014 Tropical forests: A clearing in the trees. New ideas on what speeds up deforestation and what slows it down [more]
21 August 2014 Les acteurs forestiers face au changement climatique [more]
4-8-2014 El Pais 4 August 2014 La gran muralla verde [more]
2-7-14 Thomas Reuters Foundation 15 July 2014 Tracking genetic resources key to future role of forests [more]
23-6-14 BBC News Science & Environment 25 June 2014 UN: World's forests fundamental to human well-being [more]
5-6-14 BBC News Science and Environment 12 June 2014 UN urges action to protect forests' genetic diversity [more]
27-5-14 Hindu Times 27 May 2014 Carbon budgets for tropical forests needed [more]
9 May 2014 Global Forest and Paper Industry Highlights Benefits of Bio-based Packaging at Interpack [more]
5-5-14 The Hindu 5 May 2014 A project for control and management of forest invasive species in the natural and plantation forests of India, Sri Lanka and Maldives will be launched shortly. [more]
14 April 2014 Ejemplo en protección forestal. La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) elogió a Costa Rica por ser "un ejemplo mundial en políticas de protección forestal" [more]
14 April 2014 West needs to get over insect 'disgust factor' [more]
10-4-14 Reuters 10 April 2014 FAO and ITTO highlight vast potential of payments for environmental services for conservation of tropical forests [more]
9-4-14 Vatican Radio 10 April 2014 Forest Forum in Costa Rica [more]
8-4-14 La Razón 10 April 2014 Costa Rica, el país donde el bosque se ha multiplicado por dos La Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO) ha elogiado a Costa Rica como «ejemplo mundial» en políticas de protección forestal al destacar que en 30 años duplicó su superficie boscosa que cubre el 50 por ciento de su territorio. [more]
8-4-14 Costa Rica News 10 April 2014 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today praised Costa Rica as “a global example in forest protection policies.” [more]
9 April 2014 Costa Rica, un ejemplo en políticas de protección forestal [more]
8 April 2014 Costa Rica, referente mundial en protección forestal, dice la FAO - See more at: http://www.efeverde.com/blog/noticias/la-fao-destaca-costa-rica-como-referente-mundial-en-proteccion-forestal/#sthash.W8tbMw3B.oqzqmcAW.dpuf [more]
8 April 2014 COSTA RICA: Costa Rica, el país donde el bosque se ha multiplicado por dos [more]
7 April 2014 FAO destaca a Costa Rica como referente mundial en protección forestal. [more]
7-4-14 MSN Latino 7 April 2014 La FAO destaca a Costa Rica como referente mundial en protección forestal La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) elogió hoy a Costa Rica por ser "un ejemplo mundial en políticas de protección forestal". [more]
7 April 2014 Costa Rica fue elogiada por la FAO, por ser "un ejemplo mundial en políticas de protección forestal". [more]
27-3-14 Corriere della Sera 1 April 2014 Senegal: la muraglia verde dove c’era il deserto. Milioni di alberi e arbusti piantati in terreni aridi e quasi privi di vita. Parte da qui il Rinascimento agricolo dell’Africa subsahariana dopo anni di carestie e guerre. [more]
21-3-14 Diplomatic Call, Ghana 22 March 2014 The Senior Forestry Officer of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Ghana, Mr. Foday Bojang, has called for a humanistic approach to efforts geared towards conserving forests in Africa. [more]
21-3-14 Deutsche Welle, Paraguay 21 March 2014 Claves - Deforestación: ¿bomba de tiempo? FAO’s Senior Regional Forestry Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Meza, recently took part in a televised debate in Paraguay to talk about the state of forests in the region. [more]
21 March 2014 21 Reasons To Celebrate The Value Of Trees In Honor Of International Day Of Forests [more]
21 March 2014 International Day of Forests commemorated worldwide. [more]
21 March 2014 The area under forest cover continues to decline globally, with the biggest losses of tropical forests occurring in South America and Africa , according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). [more]
21-3-14 Bioversity International 21 March 2014 Celebrating forest and tree diversity on the International Day of Forests. We interviewed Bioversity International researcher Judy Loo and Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN's (FAO) Albert Nikiema, who are at the forefront of preparations on the first ever State of the World Report on Forest Genetic Resources to be published in 2014. They told us about their plans for this day and what we can all do to fully recognize its importance. [more]
11-3-14 Reuters 11 March 2014 Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday, robbing people of their livelihoods and worsening environmental problems like desertification and climate change. [more]
11-3-14 The Guardian 11 March 2014 Asia-Pacific countries failing to stop forest loss, UN warns Region losing 2m hectares of forest and grasslands every year, with area the size of India and Burma requiring restoration. [more]
3-3-14 Daily News 7 March 2014 Zimbabwe has launched a Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Centre (HWCMC) in a bid to guarantee a balance between benefits and preservation of endangered species in the country. The Food and Agriculture Organisation funded construction of the Mukuvisi Woodlands-based centre, which will provide experts and the public with information on preservation of such species. [more]
16 December 2013 Video: Claves - Deforestación: ¿bomba de tiempo? [more]
3-12-13 Agence de Presse Africaine 10 December 2013 Fernando Salinas, Senior Forestry Officer, FAO Sub-regional Office for West Africa, talks about the launch of the project GCP/RAF/447/GFF “Development of a Trans-Frontier Conservation Area Linking Forest Reserves and Protected Areas in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire”. [more]
8-11-13 Jakarta Post 14 November 2013 In recognition of the 26 percent of land: Forests. Throughout history, the world’s forests have contributed to the prosperity of nations. Indeed, many individuals have also profited — some handsomely — by cutting down trees and selling forest products. The writer is Pat Durst, Senior Forestry Officer with the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. [more]
4 November 2013 The Great Green Wall Sahel-Sahara project aims to combat land degradation [more]
1-11-13 Kenya Airways in-flight magazine MSafiri 1 November 2013 The Seeds of Change. If current trends continue, two-thirds of Africa’s arable land could be lost to desertification by 2025. But sprouting from the parched earth are the green shoots of optimism, writes Gavin Haines [more]
26-9-13 allAfrica.com 26 September 2013 West Africa: Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative [more]
26-9-2013 The Herald, Zimbabwe 26 September 2013 In the margin of the Eleventh Conference of Parties to the United Nations Conference to Combat Desertification (UNCCD-COP11), the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization and Global Mechanism of the UNCCD held a joint side event on the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) on 20 September 20, in Windhoek, Namibia. [more]
11-9-13 International Forum Brazzaville 13 September 2013 How can the wood industry foster sustainable development in the Congo Basin countries? An interview with Eva Muller, Director Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division, FAO, for the International Forum on the Sustainable Development of the Wood Industry in the Congo Basin. [more]
30-7-13 Global - the international briefing 30 July 2013 Asia is a paradigm in turning the tide of deforestation. As increasing attention is now being given to the benefits of forests and to sustainable forest management, the worst phase of deforestation has already passed, says Eduardo Rojas-Briales. Following the example of success in a number of developing countries, particularly in Asia, he stresses that others will need to work hard over the coming decades to improve their forest services and protect their forest reserves. [more]
22-7-13 BBC News Science & Environment 22 July 2013 Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforests has slowed, a study suggests. Satellite images of Africa's Congo Basin reveal that deforestation has fallen by about a third since 2000. [more]
11-7-13 Inter Press Service 11 July 2013 Indonesia’s recurring forest fires threaten environment. Indonesia’s forest fires, a predictable annual ritual, will continue to have serious implications for health and the environment in Southeast Asia unless the government strengthens forest protection, warn environmental groups. [more]
17-6-13 The Independent 17 June 2013 Behind the rhetoric what is really being done to combat desertification? “Trees provide us with many benefits,” explains Mustafa, as we sit on a mat in the centre of his village. “They are good for the soil and important for food security.” [more]
30-5-13 Bloomberg TV 30 May 2013 The future of food? 2 billion people eating insects.Afton Halloran, consultant at Food and Agriculture Organization, describes the use of insects as food in developing nations to provide nutrients missed in local food supplies and how the practice is spreading globally. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." [more]
21-5-13 Painel Forestal 21 May 2013 Conferência sobre florestas discute metas do milênio pós-2015. Os países reunidos na Conferência Internacional sobre Florestas para Nutrição e Segurança Alimentar, em Roma, debatem as Metas do Milênio pós 2015. [more]
14-5-13 National Geographic Daily News 16 May 2013 U.N. Urges Eating Insects; 8 Popular Bugs to Try. A report released Monday by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reminds us that there are more than 1,900 edible insect species on Earth, hundreds of which are already part of the diet in many countries. [more]
14-5-13 Spanish State TV TVE 16 May 2013 Starts at 35 min. Los insectos [more]
14-5-13 BBC News Health 16 May 2013 UN looks to insects to help combat world hunger. While many people might balk at the idea of eating insects, for billions of people in developing countries they are a readily available source of protein and minerals. [more]
14-5-13 Thomson Reuters Foundation 14 May 2013 Infographic: 5 facts: Why forests matter for food security [more]
13-5-13 Reuters US 14 May 2013 Eating insects could help fight obesity, U.N. says. Many insects have as much protein as meat, study says [more]
13-5-13 BBC World News 14 May 2013 UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger. Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report. The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. [more]
3-5-13 BBC News Science and Environment 3 May 2013 'Green wall' to target Sahel terrorism. Desertification in Africa's Sahel region may be driving a range of problems including terrorism. Gavin Haines investigates whether a project to reforest the region could help. [more]
21-3-13 UN News Centre 21 March 2013 UN chief, marking International Day, urges greater protection for world's forests. Governments, businesses and civil society must commit to protect forests by reducing deforestation, preventing environmental degradation, and providing sustainable livelihoods for all of those who depend on this precious ecosystem, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. [more]
18-3-2013 Huffington Post 19 March 2013 Planting a tree to plant our future. International Day of Forests , celebrated by the United Nations for the first time on March 21, invites people and communities around the world to "plant a tree, plant our future." The appeal is being made to spotlight the vital importance of forests in our lives, and to rally world opinion in defense of our forests against pressures on several fronts. [more]
4 March 2013 L'invité 26/02/2013 : Nora Berrahmouni, experte forestière à la FAO. Des experts de la FAO l'organisation mondiale pour l’alimentation, des organes de gestion de l'environnement et des forêts et autres partenaires techniques sont réunis ici à Dakar au Sénégal, c'est la suite de la réflexion engagée l'année dernière en Turquie sur la mise en place de paysages forestiers capables de résister à la sécheresse et autres intempéries. L'objectif étant de restaurer les forêts et les terres dégradées aussi bien sous l'effet de la désertification que les politiques foncières inadéquates ainsi que la mauvaise gouvernance. Et La FAO veut s'inspirer de l'expérience du Sénégal qui a déjà commencé la restauration des zones arides. Nora Berrahmouni experte forestière à la FAO est l'invité de BBC matin, elle répond aux questions de Nathalie Wakam. [more]
26-2-13 Guardian Professional 26 February 2013 How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries. Agroforestry has multiple benefits, it's important that they are raised in food security debates so that they can reach their potential [more]
11-12-12 Deutsche Welle 18 January 2013 International Mountain Day. Despite their mighty appearance mountains are real softies -when it comes to the effects of climate change. Host to a variety of climates and weather conditions they are real biodiversity hotspots. But mountains and the life they sustain – human and animal – are particularly sensitive to climatic changes. Today, on International Mountain Day , The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reminds us of just how important mountains are when it comes to protecting our climate [more]
11-12-12 UN Radio Spanish 18 January 2013 Montañas, la fuente de agua del mundo. Las montañas son fuente de vida y un elemento clave del desarrollo rural y urbano. El 12% de la población rural vive en las tierras altas, amenazadas por la deforestación, grandes movimientos migratorios y por el cambio climático. [more]
11-12-12 UN Radio Portuguese 18 January 2013 No Dia Internacional das Montanhas, ONU alerta sobre aquecimento global. Para especialista da FAO, mudanças climáticas ameaçam regiões montanhosas e afetam abastecimento de água; metade da população mundial consome água que vem das montanhas. Foto: Unep [more]
11-12-12 Vatican Radio 17 January 2013 Spotlight shines on the world's mountains . December the 11th is International Mountain Day. On the sidelines of the recent Doha Climate Summit concern was expressed over the effects global warming is having on the world’s peaks. Lydia O’Kane spoke Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General of the Forestry Department, at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization about the work being done to prevent mountains from becoming casualties of climate change. [more]
17 January 2013 Journée internationale de la montagne : des massifs essentiels à la vie sur terre [more]
17 January 2013 Non possiamo più trascurare le montagne [more]
16 January 2013 Investing in locally controlled forestry is a triple win [more]
15 January 2013 La "Grande Muraille verte" trace son chemin à travers le Sahel [more]
15 January 2013 Foreste: 20 anni dopo il Vertice di Rio al cuore dello sviluppo ecosostenibile [more]
15 January 2013 Healthy forests key for green growth, says UN report [more]
20 December 2011 Guide reveals Amazon's biological bounty [more]
2 December 2011 World deforestation rate accelerating [more]
1 December 2011 New UN Satellite Survey Charts Rate of Global Deforestation [more]
20 June 2011 UN project shows how trees help halt desertification [more]
17 June 2011 La FAO le declara la guerra a los desiertos [more]
8 May 2011 Megafires - a vicious climate circle? [more]
6 April 2011 Partnership to tackle Mediterranean forest threats [more]
4 February 2011 Latinoamérica es la región que más decepciona en cuidado de bosques: ONU [more]
2 February 2011 Forest loss slows as Asian nations plant [more]
2 February 2011 Welt-Waldbericht: "Unser Sorgenkind ist Lateinamerika" [more]
 

last updated:  Thursday, December 5, 2013