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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The 6th WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme seminar will be held in Stockholm on 9-10 April 2014. This public seminar will bring together researchers and stakeholders from industry, academia and policy-making organizations in the forest-based sector. The objectives of the seminar will be to discuss the results from the projects, to facilitate information exchange and networking between the projects and their stakeholders and to gain feedback and ideas for the further development of the WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme. The WoodWisdom-Net consortium consists of 20 European partners who are key players in the implementation of national or regional research activities in the field of wood and material science and engineering as well as forestry. [more