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

29 July 2016 The FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Programme (FAO FLEGT Programme) is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in timber-producing countries engaged in Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the EU. The focus of this Call is particularly directed at encouraging private sector involvement in the VPA processes of targeted Countries, and the call will dedicate a specific ‘lot’ to private sector support. Grants of up to US$ 110 000 are available through the call. Projects should also be aligned with the priorities of the ongoing VPA process in the targeted country. [more]
Publication: Pulp and Paper Capacities. Survey 2015-2020 28 July 2016 The survey presents statistics on pulp and paper capacity and production by country and grade. The document is based on information submitted by correspondents worldwide, most of them pulp and paper associations or, in their absence, paper companies [more]
Winner of COFO 23 #ChampionTrees photo contest announced 28 July 2016 Sao Chan Elite of Cambodia has won the #COFO23 #ChampionTrees photo competition. His photo, Tree in Ta Prohm Temple, features a giant Spung tree (Tetrameles nudiflora) growing over the walls of the 12th-century Ta Prohm Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. [more]


last updated:  Wednesday, May 11, 2016