Within the FAO Forestry Department, the Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division is responsible, among other issues, for the management and development of forest industries that are suitable for individual countries.

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

The wood-based forest industry (pulp, paper and wood products) is a major component of economic and social development worldwide.

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:  Friday, December 13, 2013