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

News from the XIV World Forestry Congress 28 May 2015 News and latest updates on preparations for the largest forestry event of 2015. This will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, share their expertise and experience, and project a new vision for the future. Find out more about early bird registration, key speakers, side events, exhibitions, social media events and other opportunities to participate in the Congress. [more]
Enter the Forests and People photo contest to win a trip to the World Forestry Congress 26 May 2015 Enter the Forests and People Photo Contest to help raise awareness about the importance of forests for people today and for generations to come. All entries should feature both forests (or forest products) and people. The prize for the winner will be a trip to the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. The winning photograph and 15 runners-up will also feature in a XIV World Forestry Congress calendar. [more]
New online forum: Social protection for building the resilience of forest-dependent people 20 May 2015 FAO's Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition welcome contributions to a new online discussion on the role of social protection in promoting and protecting the livelihoods of forest-dependent people. The Forum's contributions, experiences and views shared will be part of an event and report to be presented at the World Forestry Congress, Durban, South Africa, in September 2015. [more]

last updated:  Thursday, May 28, 2015