Within the FAO Forestry Department, the Forest Policy and Resources Division is responsible, for questions regarding management and development of forest industries.

The division promotes integrated industries tailored for different local and regional markets and their available raw material resources, as a means of supporting rural development and environmentally sound sustainable management of forests in developing countries.

The wood-based forest industry (pulp, paper and wood products) can be a major component of economic and social development worldwide and can contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The FAO Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) constitutes a major link between FAO and private forest industries.


58th Session Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries 3 July 2017 The FAO Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) met in Berlin on 17 May for its 58th session, to provide guidance on FAO work relevant to the paper and forest products industry. The ACSFI is comprised of forestry experts from a wide range of countries covering all aspects of the forest industry. Those involved typically hold senior positions within their respective industries but participate in the committee as individuals. Topics under discussion at the meeting included bio-based food packaging in sustainable development, zero deforestation initiatives and their impacts on commodity supply chains, and the role of forests and forest products in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. [more]

last updated:  Monday, July 24, 2017