International Day of Forests is coming soon! Every year on the 21 March we celebrate the ways in which forests and trees sustain and protect us. This year we are raising awareness of how forests are key to the planet’s supply of freshwater, a theme chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. Please watch and share the International Day of Forests video and seven key messages. Help mark the Day by organizing or joining events celebrating forests – tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, or a photo competition.
Addis Ababa – In an agreement signed today, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have further strengthened their partnership in support of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa’s flagship initiative to combat land degradation, desertification and drought. According to the agreement, FAO will support the AUC through a special hub that will provide assistance in coordination, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development, resource mobilization, knowledge management for the implementation of Action Against Desertification, a new project in support of the Great Green Wall initiative. [more]
Follow the work of FAO Forestry and its partners in the most recent issue of inFO news, a regular news bulletin published by the Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. [more]