If you are coming to Durban, take part in over 40 side events being organized by FAO and partner institutions across the week. From global initiatives to country-led programmes, technology, community, forest culture and much more, FAO and partners welcome all delegates to join the discussion. Browse the full list online to find out more.
Updates on the largest forestry event of 2015 and key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, share their expertise and experience, and project a new vision for the future. [more]
On the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress, this publication from the FAO Subregional Office for Southern Africa supports countries in the region to present the best practices, challenges and opportunities in the forestry sector of Southern Africa. The forests of Southern Africa provide significant benefits in terms of timber and wood as well as non-wood forest products and an array of ecosystem services, not to mention supporting millions of livelihoods across the subregion. But the forests face increasing pressure from the negative impacts of climate change and massive agricultural expansion. The need to share best practices to overcome such challenges is becoming more important than ever. [more]