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.
| | 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
| | 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
| | 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