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المنتدى العالمي المعني بالأمن الغذائي والتغذية

Re: Online consultation on the first draft of the FAO voluntary guidelines on national forest monitoring

Peter John Opio
Peter John OpioFood And Agriculture Organisation Of the United NationsUganda

It is encouraging the process of development of the NFMS is bottom up to;

Increase ownership/acceptance and ensure needs of stakeholders are met and that there are no questions raised later when it comes to decision making/misinterpretations and failure to collect important data and to 

It is noted the development of the NFMS process is participatory, hope that takes care of countries that have devolved or decentralised forest management. And if that is the case recognises (Embedded in policy briefs) the need to build capacity of responsible persons from the lower local governments.

The NFMS informs on areas that may need development/improvement, and that this information will be documented/reported and subsequently communicated/ disseminated to stakeholders, including communities. What next after that? What are the provisions (in the draft) to capture follow up actions on the findings of the monitoring process and reporting. The future NF monitoring may build on that as a starting point.