Mountain and Watershed Management

Fouta Djallon Highlands - Photo © Thomas Hofer/FAO

FAO has been engaged in sustainable mountain development, watershed management and forest hydrology since the 1970s. The Mountain and Watershed team of the Forestry Department is responsible for carrying out activities related to the three thematic areas: sustainable mountain development, watershed management and forests and water.

The Mountainand Watershed team provides technical assistance for the development and implementation of field projects, supports international processes, and produces publications. It has a strong presence in the field in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 


Forestry News

World Forestry Congress early-bird registration until 7 July 3 July 2015 Good news for those who haven’t registered yet for XIV World Forestry Congress: the deadline for early-bird registration has been extended to 7 July 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, from 7 to 11 September 2015, and make your voice heard as we work to define a vision for the sustainable future of forests and forestry. [more]
Countdown to the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 1 July 2015 Find out how forests have changed over the last 25 years when the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2015 is launched at the XIV World Forestry Congress. Updated every five years, the world’s foremost global forest data assessment shows the state of sustainable forest management, and what percentage of forests has been lost or gained and at what rate, along with other trends. The survey shows data by country, worldwide, by region, sub-region, income category and climatic domain. [more]
Publication: FAO Yearbook of Forest Products 2013 30 June 2015 Published in 6 languages, the FAO Yearbook of Forest Products is a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products from over 100 countries and territories of the world. It contains data on the volume of production; and the volume, value and direction of trade in forest products. [more]

last updated:  Monday, June 1, 2015