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.
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]
Millions of people all over the world depend on protected areas for food and livelihoods. Many more benefit indirectly from the services these areas provide: from pollination and pest control to clean water and reduced disaster risks. Part of FAO’s contribution to the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney this week, this paper addresses the inter-relationships between people and protected areas. In response to the global challenge of providing sufficient, safe and nutritious food for all, it shares traditional and innovative ways of drawing sustenance from the land. It also stresses the need to involve and empower local communities in order to safeguard its benefits for future generations. [more]