FAO Forestry Papers

The FAO Forestry Paper series is FAO’s main series in forestry. Most volumes are published in several languages.

FAO Forestry Paper 173: Multiple-use forest management in the humid tropics The multiple-value of forests has long been appreciated and used by forest-dependent people in the tropics. Explicitly managing for some or all of these values - multiple-use forest management - is stipulated in the laws of many countries, but its formal implementation in the tropics is thought to be rare. This paper reports on three regional assessments carried out to identify and draw lessons from on-the-ground initiatives in the Amazon Basin, the Congo Basin and Southeast Asia. [more]
FAO Forestry Paper 172: Climate change guidelines for forest managers The effects of climate change and climate variability on forest ecosystems are evident around the world and further impacts are unavoidable, at least in the short to medium term. Addressing the challenges posed by climate change will require adjustments to forest policies, management plans and practices. These guidelines have been prepared to assist forest managers to better assess and respond to climate change challenges and opportunities at the forest management unit level. The actions they propose are relevant to all kinds of forest managers – such as individual forest owners, private forest enterprises, public-sector agencies, indigenous groups and community forest organizations. They are applicable in all forest types and regions and for all management objectives. [more]

From the regions

Asia and the Pacific

Mainstreaming gender into forest policies in Asia and the Pacific A new FAO and RECOFTC report aims to understand how gender perspectives are being integrated in the forest policies of eight countries: Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. Accompanying policy briefs highlight the key challenges for women’s participation in forestry and outline recommendations to promote gender mainstreaming further in forestry. [more]


Enhancing gender equality in the management of Africa's natural resources [more]

Near East

Forests and Climate Change Working Paper - 09 [more]


Europe and Central Asia

The publication provides a regional overview plus country reports for Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The country reports were prepared with the help of national forestry agencies, academic institutions and research centres. Each country report examines the current state of forest genetic resources, and information about ecosystems, the national forestry sector, and indigenous and protected species of the country. The publication identifies priorities and steps to be taken for more sustainable use and management of forest genetic resources in Central Asia. [more]

Latin America and the Caribbean

An overview of the actual and potential impacts of climate change on forests and forest dependent people in six Caribbean countries - Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. The paper also examines the major issues and developments related to climate change impacts and responses in the region as regards forests and highlights related opportunities for regional action to address gaps and needs. [more]
Provides a synthesis of experience and achievements in the financing of forest management in 19 Latin American countries. [more]


last updated:  Monday, February 2, 2015