Forest and Water Programme

Capacity development

The Forest and Water Programme has developed the Advancing the Forest and Water Nexus - A capacity development facilitation guide, a module-based facilitation guide that aims to improve the management of forests and trees for the provision of water-related ecosystem services. The facilitation guide provides appropriate background information, resource materials and a proposed facilitation plan to support the delivery of participatory learning workshops, or capacity development programmes.

The additional material for each of the 6 modules is available in this section.

Type: FAO publication
  This FAO Forestry Paper presents a set of survey modules on forest and wild products that can be used to provide information on the socioeconomic contributions of forests and non-forest environments to household welfare and livelihoods. The modules are applicable to a wide range of multi-topic household surveys. The publication also provides guidance on how to employ the various components of the forestry modules and recommendations on how to customize the modules according to policy and research needs of other interested users.      
Water, forests, people – building resilient landscapes
January 2015
Type: Othe publication
Report on the importance of forests and sustainable forest management to achieve sustainable development and the SDGs. This report also highlights Swedish knowledge and experience in establishing resilient landscapes.
Breakthroughs in Tropical landuse change impacts
September 2014
Type: Othe publication
Video lecture with Dr. Sampurno Bruijnzeel on the hydrological impacts of deforestation and reforestation in the tropics contrasting traditional and scientific views.
Type: Othe publication
Summary paper on the key aspects of the scientific consensus that are particularly relevant for community forestry. It points the way to relevant literature on the relationships between forests and water in both temperate and tropical regions.
Afforestation, restoration and regeneration ― Not all trees are created equal
November 2013
Type: Othe publication
Study that synthesizes current research on the responses of forested stands to undulations in climate. It highlights the need to use historical accounts of previous species composition, information regarding site seasonality, species competition, and individual responses to drought and shade to develop better management practices and improve modelling experiments.
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