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

FAO and FSI collect data for global remote sensing survey 15 March 2019 A six days national training workshop is being organized in Dehradun, Uttrakhand from 11-16 March 2019 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Forest Survey of India (FSI) for the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020). [more]
New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers unparalleled opportunity for job creation, food security and addressing climate change 1 March 2019 The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, declared today by the UN General Assembly, aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity. [more]
Sahel communities equipped to weather climate change 1 March 2019 A well-targeted, efficiently-crafted, and locally-driven climate change adaptation and mitigation measures can improve social and economic conditions, and protect the livelihood of communities of the fragile ecosystems of the Sahel. [more]


last updated:  Friday, March 8, 2019