Harare, Zimbabwe - The Government of Zimbabwe launched the National Forest Policy Formulation Process, as the country steps up efforts to guide the development of the forestry sector.The National Forest Policy Formulation Process is funded to the tune of US$93 000 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations which will also provide technical assistance. Speaking at the launch, FAO Subregional Coordinator for Southern Africa and Representative in Zimbabwe, Chimimba David Phiri said FAO has a long standing association with the forest sector as it has provided technical and financial support to the country through the National Forest Programme Facility (NFPF) between 2009 and 2012.
The XIV World Forestry Congress will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision for the future of forests and forestry. We’d like you to help define that vision. We invite you to submit your application for organizing an event under the central theme of the Congress, Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future. We welcome proposals for side events, networking events, launches, performances or regional events to share experiences and innovations and increase opportunities for dialogue among participants. [more]
Published by the Observatoire des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale, this new edition of the State of the Forest represents the collaborative effort of over 150 individuals from a diversity of institutions and the forestry administrations of the Central African countries. Financial contributions from the European Union, Norway, the United States of America, Germany, France, Canada and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations must also be acknowledged. [more]