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.

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last updated:  Monday, July 24, 2017