Mountain and Watershed Management

FAO has been engaged in watershed management, forests and water and sustainable mountain development  since the 1970s. The Mountain and Watershed team of the  Forest Assessment, Management and Conservation Division  is responsible for carrying out activities in these thematic areas

The Mountain and Watershed team provides technical assistance for the design and implementation of field projects, supports international processes and prepares technical guidance and information products. It has a strong presence at field level, especially in Africa, Near East, Central Asia and Latin America.


Forestry News

Celebrating forests and water on International Day of Forests 21 March 11 February 2016 International Day of Forests is coming soon! Every year on the 21 March we celebrate the ways in which forests and trees sustain and protect us. This year we are raising awareness of how forests are key to the planet’s supply of freshwater, a theme chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. Please watch and share the International Day of Forests video and seven key messages. Help mark the Day by organizing or joining events celebrating forests – tree plantings, symposiums, art exhibitions, or a photo competition. [more]
African Union Commission and FAO step up support to Great Green Wall initiative 5 February 2016 Addis Ababa – In an agreement signed today, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have further strengthened their partnership in support of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa’s flagship initiative to combat land degradation, desertification and drought. According to the agreement, FAO will support the AUC through a special hub that will provide assistance in coordination, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development, resource mobilization, knowledge management for the implementation of Action Against Desertification, a new project in support of the Great Green Wall initiative. [more]
NWFP Update newsletter: Trees and bees 4 February 2016 Read the latest issue of the NWFP Update newsletter on the relationship between trees and bees from the FAO Forestry non-wood forest products team. [more]


last updated:  Monday, February 8, 2016