The call for abstracts for the XIV World Forestry Congress has been extended and you now have until 6 February 2015 to submit your ideas for papers, posters and videos.
The XIV World Forestry Congress will take place 7-11 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa and 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.
The European Union today handed over motor vehicles and equipment worth USD 600,000 to the Government of Zimbabwe to support four ongoing EU funded projects coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and jointly implemented by the Government of Zimbabwe and their partners. The forestry project, Forest Forces, is implemented in four provinces and seeks to improve food security and income of vulnerable rural communities through participatory and sustainable forest management, value addition to forest products, and diversification of livelihood strategies [more]
This week, family farmers, community foresters, and Indigenous Peoples from Asia, Central America and Europe will kick start the process of exploring synergies between their interests on forest and farm policy. The meeting brings together winners from the Forest and Farm Facility’s call for proposals to strengthen the role of forest and farm producer organizations at the regional and global level. They include the Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development, the Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forest, the Global Alliance for Community Forestry, the International Alliance of Tribal People of Tropical Forests, and the International Family Forestry Alliance. [more]