14 April 2014 Ejemplo en protección forestal. La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) elogió a Costa Rica por ser "un ejemplo mundial en políticas de protección forestal" [more]
10 April 2014 Costa Rica, el país donde el bosque se ha multiplicado por dos La Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO) ha elogiado a Costa Rica como «ejemplo mundial» en políticas de protección forestal al destacar que en 30 años duplicó su superficie boscosa que cubre el 50 por ciento de su territorio. [more]
8 April 2014 Costa Rica, referente mundial en protección forestal, dice la FAO - See more at: http://www.efeverde.com/blog/noticias/la-fao-destaca-costa-rica-como-referente-mundial-en-proteccion-forestal/#sthash.W8tbMw3B.oqzqmcAW.dpuf [more]
7 April 2014 La FAO destaca a Costa Rica como referente mundial en protección forestal La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) elogió hoy a Costa Rica por ser "un ejemplo mundial en políticas de protección forestal". [more]
1 April 2014 Senegal: la muraglia verde dove c’era il deserto. Milioni di alberi e arbusti piantati in terreni aridi e quasi privi di vita. Parte da qui il Rinascimento agricolo dell’Africa subsahariana dopo anni di carestie e guerre. [more]
22 March 2014 The Senior Forestry Officer of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Ghana, Mr. Foday Bojang, has called for a humanistic approach to efforts geared towards conserving forests in Africa. [more]
21 March 2014 Claves - Deforestación: ¿bomba de tiempo? FAO’s Senior Regional Forestry Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Meza, recently took part in a televised debate in Paraguay to talk about the state of forests in the region. [more]
21 March 2014 The area under forest cover continues to decline globally, with the biggest losses of tropical forests occurring in South America and Africa , according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). [more]
21 March 2014 Celebrating forest and tree diversity on the International Day of Forests. We interviewed Bioversity International researcher Judy Loo and Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN's (FAO) Albert Nikiema, who are at the forefront of preparations on the first ever State of the World Report on Forest Genetic Resources to be published in 2014. They told us about their plans for this day and what we can all do to fully recognize its importance. [more]
11 March 2014 Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday, robbing people of their livelihoods and worsening environmental problems like desertification and climate change. [more]
11 March 2014 Asia-Pacific countries failing to stop forest loss, UN warns Region losing 2m hectares of forest and grasslands every year, with area the size of India and Burma requiring restoration. [more]
7 March 2014 Zimbabwe has launched a Human-Wildlife Conflict Management Centre (HWCMC) in a bid to guarantee a balance between benefits and preservation of endangered species in the country. The Food and Agriculture Organisation funded construction of the Mukuvisi Woodlands-based centre, which will provide experts and the public with information on preservation of such species. [more]
10 December 2013 Fernando Salinas, Senior Forestry Officer, FAO Sub-regional Office for West Africa, talks about the launch of the project GCP/RAF/447/GFF “Development of a Trans-Frontier Conservation Area Linking Forest Reserves and Protected Areas in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire”. [more]
14 November 2013 In recognition of the 26 percent of land: Forests. Throughout history, the world’s forests have contributed to the prosperity of nations. Indeed, many individuals have also profited — some handsomely — by cutting down trees and selling forest products. The writer is Pat Durst, Senior Forestry Officer with the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. [more]
1 November 2013 The Seeds of Change. If current trends continue, two-thirds of Africa’s arable land could be lost to desertification by 2025. But sprouting from the parched earth are the green shoots of optimism, writes Gavin Haines [more]
26 September 2013 In the margin of the Eleventh Conference of Parties to the United Nations Conference to Combat Desertification (UNCCD-COP11), the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization and Global Mechanism of the UNCCD held a joint side event on the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) on 20 September 20, in Windhoek, Namibia. [more]
13 September 2013 How can the wood industry foster sustainable development in the Congo Basin countries? An interview with Eva Muller, Director Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division, FAO, for the International Forum on the Sustainable Development of the Wood Industry in the Congo Basin. [more]
30 July 2013 Asia is a paradigm in turning the tide of deforestation. As increasing attention is now being given to the benefits of forests and to sustainable forest management, the worst phase of deforestation has already passed, says Eduardo Rojas-Briales. Following the example of success in a number of developing countries, particularly in Asia, he stresses that others will need to work hard over the coming decades to improve their forest services and protect their forest reserves. [more]
22 July 2013 Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforests has slowed, a study suggests. Satellite images of Africa's Congo Basin reveal that deforestation has fallen by about a third since 2000. [more]
11 July 2013 Indonesia’s recurring forest fires threaten environment. Indonesia’s forest fires, a predictable annual ritual, will continue to have serious implications for health and the environment in Southeast Asia unless the government strengthens forest protection, warn environmental groups. [more]
17 June 2013 Behind the rhetoric what is really being done to combat desertification? “Trees provide us with many benefits,” explains Mustafa, as we sit on a mat in the centre of his village. “They are good for the soil and important for food security.” [more]
30 May 2013 The future of food? 2 billion people eating insects.Afton Halloran, consultant at Food and Agriculture Organization, describes the use of insects as food in developing nations to provide nutrients missed in local food supplies and how the practice is spreading globally. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." [more]
21 May 2013 Conferência sobre florestas discute metas do milênio pós-2015. Os países reunidos na Conferência Internacional sobre Florestas para Nutrição e Segurança Alimentar, em Roma, debatem as Metas do Milênio pós 2015. [more]
16 May 2013 U.N. Urges Eating Insects; 8 Popular Bugs to Try. A report released Monday by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reminds us that there are more than 1,900 edible insect species on Earth, hundreds of which are already part of the diet in many countries. [more]
16 May 2013 UN looks to insects to help combat world hunger. While many people might balk at the idea of eating insects, for billions of people in developing countries they are a readily available source of protein and minerals. [more]
14 May 2013 UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger. Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report. The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. [more]
3 May 2013 'Green wall' to target Sahel terrorism. Desertification in Africa's Sahel region may be driving a range of problems including terrorism. Gavin Haines investigates whether a project to reforest the region could help. [more]
21 March 2013 UN chief, marking International Day, urges greater protection for world's forests. Governments, businesses and civil society must commit to protect forests by reducing deforestation, preventing environmental degradation, and providing sustainable livelihoods for all of those who depend on this precious ecosystem, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. [more]
19 March 2013 Planting a tree to plant our future. International Day of Forests , celebrated by the United Nations for the first time on March 21, invites people and communities around the world to "plant a tree, plant our future." The appeal is being made to spotlight the vital importance of forests in our lives, and to rally world opinion in defense of our forests against pressures on several fronts. [more]
4 March 2013 L'invité 26/02/2013 : Nora Berrahmouni, experte forestière à la FAO. Des experts de la FAO l'organisation mondiale pour l’alimentation, des organes de gestion de l'environnement et des forêts et autres partenaires techniques sont réunis ici à Dakar au Sénégal, c'est la suite de la réflexion engagée l'année dernière en Turquie sur la mise en place de paysages forestiers capables de résister à la sécheresse et autres intempéries. L'objectif étant de restaurer les forêts et les terres dégradées aussi bien sous l'effet de la désertification que les politiques foncières inadéquates ainsi que la mauvaise gouvernance. Et La FAO veut s'inspirer de l'expérience du Sénégal qui a déjà commencé la restauration des zones arides. Nora Berrahmouni experte forestière à la FAO est l'invité de BBC matin, elle répond aux questions de Nathalie Wakam. [more]
26 February 2013 How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries. Agroforestry has multiple benefits, it's important that they are raised in food security debates so that they can reach their potential [more]
18 January 2013 International Mountain Day. Despite their mighty appearance mountains are real softies -when it comes to the effects of climate change. Host to a variety of climates and weather conditions they are real biodiversity hotspots. But mountains and the life they sustain – human and animal – are particularly sensitive to climatic changes. Today, on International Mountain Day , The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reminds us of just how important mountains are when it comes to protecting our climate [more]
18 January 2013 Montañas, la fuente de agua del mundo. Las montañas son fuente de vida y un elemento clave del desarrollo rural y urbano. El 12% de la población rural vive en las tierras altas, amenazadas por la deforestación, grandes movimientos migratorios y por el cambio climático. [more]
18 January 2013 No Dia Internacional das Montanhas, ONU alerta sobre aquecimento global. Para especialista da FAO, mudanças climáticas ameaçam regiões montanhosas e afetam abastecimento de água; metade da população mundial consome água que vem das montanhas. Foto: Unep [more]
17 January 2013 Spotlight shines on the world's mountains . December the 11th is International Mountain Day. On the sidelines of the recent Doha Climate Summit concern was expressed over the effects global warming is having on the world’s peaks. Lydia O’Kane spoke Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General of the Forestry Department, at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization about the work being done to prevent mountains from becoming casualties of climate change. [more]
With its mandate to work on natural resource management, food security, and livelihoods and its attention to the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has played a leading role in sustainable mountain development for many years. Published in Mountain Research and Development.
This paper, developed under the framework of the RECCAP initiative, aims at providing improved estimates of the carbon and green house gases (GHG) balance of continental Africa. Published in Biogeosciences.
A globally integrated carbon observation and analysis system is needed to improve the fundamental understanding of the global carbon cycle, to improve our ability to project future changes, and to verify the effectiveness of policies aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Published in Biogeosciences.
Accurately mapping forest carbon now has important financial and livelihood implications for many smallholder farmers, businesses, investors, land-use projects and governments. Thus there is an urgent need to reduce uncertainties in the carbon cycle with the increasing focus on global sustainable forestry, and the international agenda on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation. Published in Nature Climate Change.
In the context of the adoption at the 16th Conference of the Parties in 2010 on the REDD+ mitigation mechanism, it is important to obtain reliable data on the spatiotemporal variation of forest carbon stocks and changes (called Emission Factor, EF). Published in International Journal of Forestry Research.
Developing countries that are willing to participate in the recently adopted (16th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP) in Cancun) mitigation mechanism of Reducing emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation - and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) - will have to establish a national forest monitoring system in order to assess anthropogenic forest-related greenhouse gas emissions by sources and removals by sinks. Published in Carbon Balance and Management.