Participatory forestry

Forests and trees provide a wide range of goods and services at all levels of society – including the millions of forest – dependent people living in or around forests; national governments; and the global community. FAO is supporting country efforts to develop and implement national forest programmes that are broad-based, participatory and inclusive. Additionally, support is provided to develop and implement community forestry initiatives aimed at enhancing the socio-economic values and livelihood benefits derived from forests and trees.


Participatory forestry refers to processes and mechanisms which enable people with a direct stake in forest resources to be part of decision-making in all aspects of forest management, including policy formulation processes.

last updated:  Wednesday, April 4, 2012