Socioeconomic Benefits of Forests
Launching the sourcebook on national socioeconomic surveys in forestry
Thursday, 27 October 2016, 1 pm to 2 pm
Forests and trees contribute to human welfare in various ways. However, quantifying these benefits at national level in order to generate reliable forest-related socioeconomic statistics remains a challenge. Consistent methodologies are needed to enable time-series analysis, providing for better understanding of how forests and trees contribute to sustainable development and informed policy-making.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) Network, and the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team and Program on Forests (PROFOR) are jointly launching the sourcebook ‘’National socioeconomic surveys in forestry: Guidance and survey modules for measuring the multiple roles of forests in household welfare and livelihoods”. The side event will discuss the opportunities and challenges to strengthen the collection, reporting and use of forest socioeconomic data in the context of LSMS-type surveys, contributing to better global statistics on values, products and services from forests and trees.
All FAO staff and the participants of the International Conference on Agricultural Statistics are welcome to attend this event. Please note that the event can be watched via web streaming using the link http://www.fao.org/webcast/home/en/item/4227/icode/.