Established in 1991, the promotion and development of non-wood forest products (NWFP) is one of the priority areas of FAO's Forestry Department. Our mission is to improve the sustainable utilization of NWFP in order to contribute to the wise management of the world's forests, to conserve their biodiversity, and to improve income generation and food security. 

The programme accomplishes this mission through three main areas:

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A new synthesis report coordinated by the European Forest Institute considers the elements required to radically transform production and consumption patterns in this region, with its huge diversity of landscapes and land use. The report considers the drivers, enablers and barriers for the forest-based sector in southern Europe. Exploring the potential for forests to contribute to a circular bioeconomy, it focuses on emerging bio-products and technologies, building with wood, and how to develop untapped value of non-wood forest products and the services provided to people by forests. [more]
Valorization of Forest Products : Beekeeping In Zimbabwe, FAO has been implementing a four year EU funded project to improve food and nutrition security of vulnerable rural communities through participatory sustainable forest management and value addition to forest products. The project, entitled Forest Forces, established the correlation between forest management and a thriving honey production business far beyond his expectations - a source of livelihood for his family and a sustainable business for his community. [more]
Valorization of Forest Products : Marula ,Baobab,Mangetti In Zimbabwe, FAO has been implementing a four year EU funded project to improve food and nutrition security of vulnerable rural communities through participatory sustainable forest management and value addition to forest products. [more]

last updated:  Tuesday, April 11, 2017