Recent FAO Forestry Publications

Strengthening decent rural employment opportunities for youth across different processes in the forest value chain in Uganda This report addresses the subject of decent rural employment for youth in the forestry sector. It is based on case studies carried out across different processes in the value chain within the sector in Uganda, ranging from seedbed development through to plantation management, saw logging and trading. [more]
Forest governance by indigenous and tribal peoples. An opportunity for climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean The document summarizes the report that, based on a review of more than 250 studies, demonstrates the importance and urgency of climate action to protect the forests of the indigenous and tribal territories of Latin America as well as the indigenous and tribal peoples who protect them. These territories contain about a third of the continent's forests. [more]
Local financing mechanisms for forest and landscape restoration To meet global restoration needs and recover degraded forests and landscapes, adequate public and private investments are required to support restoration activities on the ground. The new FAO publication “Local financing mechanisms for forest and landscape restoration: A review of local level investment mechanisms” examines the pathways available to financing restoration for a positive local level impact. [more]
Blooming drylands – a practical approach for context-dependent economic, social and environmentally sustainable transformations This policy brief is intended to inform decision-makers of nine transformational actions to sustain dryland production systems under the impact of climate change. It highlights the relevance of the local context for interventions and the importance of traditional and tested adaptive agrosilvopastoral strategies for building resilience. [more]
Building climate-resilient dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral production systems With climate change impacts already felt in the world’s drylands, there is an urgent need for action, at various scales and initiated by different stakeholders, to ensure the sustainability of food production and livelihoods in these regions in the coming decades. There is also the need to rapidly establish baselines, assess and start monitoring progress on sustainability, emerging as result of the action taken. [more]
Institutionalisation of forest data Over the past ten years, REDD+ countries have made substantial advances in developing and operationalizing their National Forest Monitoring Systems (NFMS), to comply with measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) commitments for REDD+ under UNFCCC, as well as to provide better forest data to effectively support decision-making and domestic policies. [more]
Collective tenure rights for REDD+ implementation and sustainable development This technical paper emphasizes the opportunity that REDD+ and the global climate agenda represents for countries to engage more actively in securing land and resource rights for indigenous peoples and local communities. [more]
Society, economy and forests: The unfolding forest transition in China and the lessons for the future The paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the changes witnessed in the forest sector in China during the last three decades and the key drivers that have contributed to the country’s forest transition. [more]
 Mapping together: A guide to monitoring forest and landscape restoration using Collect Earth mapathons Forest and landscape restoration monitoring is an important component of a well-rounded restoration implementation strategy. This guide serves to assist stakeholders in monitoring tree-based restoration, with a focus on trees outside forests, using a Collect Earth mapathon approach. [more]
Trees, tree genetic diversity and the livelihoods of rural communities in the tropics This study, prepared within the ambit of The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources, reviews what is known about the value of trees for tropical rural communities. It focuses on non-timber products harvested from trees in natural and managed forests and woodlands, the various products and services obtained from trees planted or retained in agroforestry systems, and the commercial products of tree commodity crops. [more]

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last updated:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021