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

Remote sensing plays key role in assessing status and change in forest cover 20 May 2019 Forestry experts from across Mexico are meeting in Akumal on the Yucután Peninsula this week to develop national capacities to collect data on forest cover and land-use change using satellite images. [more]
Stronger policy support needed to reap the benefits of growing trees near crops 20 May 2019 "Agroforestry isn't a ‘no man's land' between forestry and agriculture and should receive specific policy support," FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo said today. [more]
African countries work to create incentives for reducing illegal logging through domestic market demands 16 May 2019 Representatives from six African countries are meeting in Abidjan to discuss ways to fight against the illegal timber trade through domestic markets at a two-day meeting supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). [more]


last updated:  Friday, March 8, 2019