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.
| | 26 April 2017
The FAO Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) meets in Berlin on 17 May for its 58th session, to provide guidance on FAO work relevant to the paper and forest products industry. ACSFI comprises heads of forest industry and forest growers’ associations, as well as company executives from 20 countries. Topics under discussion at the meeting will include 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. Participants are asked to refer to their invitations for further information. [more