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.
| | 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
| | 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
| | 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