FAO's programme dedicated to assisting countries in developing national forest monitoring systems and assessments with the objective of providing reliable forest resource information for national forest policy development, planning and sustainable management.


Vietnam NFA Project on FAO Vietnam website 5 August 2015

“We believe that, the results and outputs of the NFA project will contribute to the Viet Nam’s strategies on socio-economic development and environment protection as well as efforts to mitigate climate change,” said JongHa Bae, FAO Representative in Viet Nam - read more on the FAO Vietnam website

Toward sustainable forest management in the Kyrgyz Republic 2 March 2015

The more a country knows about its forests, the better it can manage and protect them for future generations. With this in mind, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic sought assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, through a Technical Cooperation Programme project, to strengthen national capacities to monitor and assess the country's forest and land resources.

The project was carried out in partnership with the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry and with additional funding from the Government of Kyrgyzstan and the Swiss-Kyrgyz Forestry Support Programme. More than 50 staff from the Department of Forest, Hunting and Ground Inventory received training on national forest management assessments. A national forest vegetation and land use classification system for remote-sensing surveys was developed. In addition, FAO and the department worked closely to store and manage information from the forest and land assessments and published findings in both Russian and English on the state of the country's forests and natural resources.

Desafíos de la información sobre bosques y cambio climático 28 November 2014

Artículo por Carla Ramírez Zea / Asesora Técnica Principal Forestal, FAO Perú

Curso de capacitación sobre Sistema de Clasificación de la Cobertura de la Tierra 24 October 2014

Land Cover Classification System (LCCS). Taller en Cusco, Perù – Octubre 13-17, 2014.

Este trabajo implica la armonización de las clasificaciones y leyendas empleadas en los diferentes mapas temáticos de manera tal que exista un grado de coherencia y comparabilidad entre ellos. [Nota de prensa]

FAO launches free open-source tools for forest monitoring 10 October 2014

IUFRO World Congress, Salt Lake City: Join us for the first public launch of Open Foris Suite. Learn more about the free open-source tools available for forest monitoring. Friday 10 October | 12:00-13:00 | Room 250b.

Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and its many partners, these tools have been designed to change the way nations monitor the state of their forests and improve the data needed to tackle deforestation and climate change.

Entrenamiento en un sistema flexible para el manejo de datos del inventario nacional de bosques nativos 29 September 2014

Open Foris training with forestry experts from Argentina, Bhutan, Papua New Guinea and Uruguay. News item on the website of the Observatorio National de Biodiversidad - Argentina.


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last updated:  Thursday, December 4, 2014