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

Africa: Independent forest monitoring to boost transparency 27 June 2017 Independent forest monitoring by civil society can improve transparency and help strengthen checks on illegality in the forest sector in Africa, an international conference heard last month in Accra. Over 70 experts from ten countries including Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo attended the African Sub-Regional Conference on Independent Forest Monitoring on 10-11 May. The conference was co-organized by Civic Response Ghana, with support from the FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme, and the Congo Basin Forest Monitoring project (CV4C) implemented by the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT). [more]
Consultations begin for finalizing guidelines on sustainably managing public natural forests in tropical countries 26 June 2017 The first of four consultation meetings aimed at finalizing a set of guidelines for the sustainable management of public production forests in tropical countries through forest concessions, in the context of Agenda 2030, begins in Libreville, Gabon on 27 June 2017 and will last for two days. [more]
Second phase of UN-REDD Programme boosted by new support from Norway 16 June 2017 Executive Board members of UN-REDD applauded Norway’s new pledge of NOK 240 million (about USD 29 million) in funding for the programme, made during Board meeting this week at the Rome headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). [more]


last updated:  Wednesday, May 11, 2016