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

8 million euros from Finland boosts FAO Forestry project fighting climate change in Myanmar 25 May 2017 An 8-million euro grant from the Government of Finland will fund a major new FAO-led project designed to strengthen Myanmar’s capacity to collect and analyze forest resource information that is critical to the country’s work in addressing climate change. [more]
Damage by illegal logging highlighted at environmental crime conference 25 May 2017 Illegal logging most certainly degrades forest resources and deprives governments of tax revenue that should be used for the benefit of citizens, but, in some extreme cases, it also funds armed conflicts, Robert Simpson, Manager of the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme, told the 2nd International Conference on Environment hosted by the Italian national police force the Carabinieri in Rome last week. [more]
Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF): Unleashing business opportunities for sustainable landscapes 16 May 2017 FAO’s Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM) and partners will today kick off the inaugural Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF) in Kigali, Rwanda. Over 16 - 17 May, this event will bring together project developers and business champions from ten African countries and investors from all over the world in a marketplace for effective forest and landscape investment opportunities. [more]


last updated:  Wednesday, May 11, 2016