Water and Mountains

FAO has been engaged in watershed management, forests and water and sustainable mountain development  since the 1970s. The Water and Mountains team is responsible for carrying out activities in these thematic areas

The Water and Mountains 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.

Through our work and projects, we aim to building resilient mountain communities and forest landscapes while ensuring the sustainable provision of ecosystem services especially in terms of water quality and supply.


Forestry News

Better land management is the key to restricting bushfires 6 January 2020 By Peter Moore, FAO Forestry Officer, Forest Fire Management & Disaster Risk Reduction In January 1994 there were four fire related deaths, hundreds of thousands of hectares burnt and fingers of fire crept into the city of Sydney. [more]
Global production of wood products posts highest growth in 70 years 19 December 2019 The global production and trade of major wood products such as industrial roundwood, sawnwood and wood-based panels have surged to their highest level since the Food and Agriculture Organization began recording forest statistics in 1947. [more]
Need for transformational change to address food security, agriculture and forestry together 13 December 2019 FAO Director-General highlights solutions to deforestation on the margins of COP25 [more]


last updated:  Friday, March 8, 2019