Recent FAO Forestry Publications

Status of community-based forestry and forest tenure in Uganda Well-performing community-based forestry has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the most marginalized people around the world. This document highlights the findings from a forest tenure and community-based forestry assessment done in Uganda. The purpose of the policy brief is to promote dialogue on current challenges and opportunities for strengthening community-based forestry in country. [more]
FAO Forestry Working Paper 9: From reference levels to results reporting: REDD+ under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change This report provides an update on forest reference (emission) levels (FREL/FRLs) and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) results submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and relevant developments under the Green Climate Fund concerning REDD+ results-based payments. [more]
European Forestry Commission Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds This flyer summarising objectives, central themes and further projects of the Working Party 1 of the European Forestry Commission Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds. [more]
European Forestry Commission Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds The Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds operates under the umbrella of the European Forestry Commission. Its activities are organized into two main working groups: Working Group 1 addresses issues related to forests and water, and Working Group 2 focuses on hazards and disaster risk management in mountains. This flyer summarizes objectives, main achievements and outputs of the Working Group 2. [more]
Pulp and paper capacities survey The annual FAO survey of pulp and paper capacities is based on figures received from correspondents. The following are some features of the presentation: country tables for pulp and paper are presented on one page; grade tables show the volume of production capacity by country, for each product and product aggregate code; and production tables by country. [more]
Mountain Partnership Secretariat 2018 Annual Report The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) Annual Report is a yearly summary which reflects the key achievements of the Mountain Partnership (MP) in promoting sustainable mountain development (SMD) within the 2030 Agenda. The 2018 annual report outlines its work in advocacy, communication and knowledge management, promoting International Mountain Day, brokering joint action and leading capacity development initiatives. The publication also highlights a few success stories of MP members around the world. [more]
Status of community-based forestry and forest tenure in United Republic of Tanzania Well-performing community-based forestry has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the most marginalized people around the world. This document highlights the findings from a forest tenure and community-based forestry assessment done in Tanzania. [more]
Scaling up community participation in forest management through REDD+ in Zambia This policy brief provides an overview of the potential for scaling up community participation in forest management in Zambia as part of the country's REDD+ investment strategy. The report gives some insight on the legal and policy context for community forest management, joint forest management, and private forest management. It also describes the land tenure context, gives examples of good practice in Zambia, and presents a series of investment options. [more]
Women’s land rights and agrarian change: Evidence from indigenous communities in Cambodia Current changes in land tenure in Cambodia are reshaping indigenous communities agrarian and socio-economic systems. Customary laws that have determined land usage and rights, are now undergoing profound transformations. The commodification of land, influenced by processes of dispossession and alienation, is reshaping communities’ norms and customs. Land, before freely available to users, is now substantially a private asset and as such transferred from one generation to the next one like other assets. [more]
FAO Forestry Working Paper 13: Assessing the governance of tenure for improving forests and livelihoods This tool is intended to help countries evaluate their forest tenure systems, particularly those that facilitate participation of non-state actors in forestry, including co-management regimes, community forestry, smallholder forestry, large holder forestry, or company concessions granted on State lands. [more]

last updated:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019