Recent FAO Forestry Publications

Deploying a humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach: Exploring, strengthening and reviving dryland ecosystems 24 September 2021 The FAO-CARE- CGIAR joint technical working paper will contribute to developing an FAO position and improved understanding of the links between, and risks of, climate change and various kinds of conflict as related to FAO’s mandate, with particular attention to crisis contexts in dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral areas. More broadly, this will feed into UN system-level discussion and processes related to the multidimensional nature of Climate Security. [more]
Sustainable management of logged tropical forests in the Caribbean to ensure long-term productivity 13 September 2021 To facilitate sustainable management of logged forests in the Caribbean, forest authorities of Belize, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, jointly with FAO and the University of Hamburg, implemented the regional project “Ensuring Long-Term Productivity of Lowland Tropical Forests in the Caribbean” financed by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The main objective was to support the sustainable management of logged forests to maintain productivity and prevent further degradation. [more]
Recarbonizing global soils – overview of practices for forestry, wetlands and urban soils 13 September 2021 This technical manual presents different sustainable soil management practices at different scales and in different contexts. Volume 5 includes 24 practices that have a direct impact on soil organic carbon sequestration and maintenance in forestry, wetlands and urban soils. [more]
Recarbonizing global soils – case studies for forestry, wetlands and urban soils management 13 September 2021 This technical manual presents different sustainable soil management practices at different scales and in different contexts, supported by 30 case studies dealing with forestry, wetlands and urban soils management. [more]
Non-wood forest products for people, nature and the green economy 7 September 2021 Recommendations for policy priorities in Europe to secure the conservation and sustainable supply of non-wood forest products; build competitive, equitable and sustainable value chains and improve transparency, data and information flow. [more]
Principles for ecosystem restoration to guide the United Nations Decade 2021–2030 7 September 2021 To support the implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and help achieve its goals, this brochure presents ten principles for ecosystem restoration and nine best-practice principles. [more]
Integrating forest and landscape restoration into national forest monitoring systems 31 August 2021 Drawn from the Voluntary Guidelines on national forest monitoring, this publication provides a series of good practices organised into sixteen steps to integrate forest and landscape restoration into national forest monitoring systems. [more]
A brighter future for people and wildlife 31 August 2021 The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation area is home to a great diversity of ecosystems and landscapes. Each year, the area experiences large-scale migrations of megafauna. Whilst rural communities in the Mucheni (Zimbabwe) and Simalaha (Zambia) Community Conservancies have distinct cultures and local governments, they depend on hunting and fishing for both food and income. However, communities’ livelihoods are threatened by erratic rainfall, poor soils, and human–wildlife conflicts. The Sustainable Wildlife Management Project in KaZa is promoting a sustainable use of natural resources by the Community conservancies. [more]
A guide to forest–water management 25 August 2021 Intact native forests and well-managed planted forests can be a relatively cheap approach to water management while generating multiple co-benefits. Water security is a significant global challenge, but this paper argues that water-centered forests can provide nature-based solutions to ensuring global water resilience. This guide improves the global information base on the protective functions of forests for soil and water. It reviews emerging techniques and methodologies, provides guidance and recommendations on how to manage forests for their water ecosystem services, and offers insights into the business and economic cases for managing forests for water ecosystem services. [more]
Honduras: Securing land rights of local communities and agroforestry cooperatives 25 August 2021 The FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme partnered with the Asociación de Municipios de Honduras (AMHON) and the Instituto Nacional de Conservación y Desarrollo Forestal, Áreas Protegidas y Vida Silvestre (ICF) to support municipal authorities in securing the land rights of local communities and agroforestry cooperatives by improving the administration of ejidal (municipal) forests. Formalizing the status of ejidal lands and strengthening the capacities of local authorities to manage them is a key step towards improved forest governance in Honduras, which signed a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) with the European Union in February 2021. [more]

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