Community forestry is about the peoples’ participation and social inclusion in the management processes of water, agricultural and forestry resources. It is also about the gender equability in the distribution of benefits, social justice and community rights of the poorest, and the democratic norms and values.
- Apsara Chapagain, Chair of the central Federation of Community Forestry Users (FECOFUN), Nepal
The Forest and Farm Facility is deeply saddened by the loss of Victoria, an incredible strong and vibrant leader, a woman who inspired us with a vision of productive local forest based enterprises and capable communities. Victoria will stay in everybody’s heart and spirit for her dedication to people and forests.
Strong forest and farm organizations transform livelihoods
Indigenous peoples, local communities and private smallholders are primary actors in reducing poverty, but one of the main challenges is overcoming their isolation from each other, markets, business services, information, policymakers and investment opportunities. When organized and supported by an enabling environment, forest and farm producers improve their livelihoods and well-being while managing their resources sustainably.
Progress in the countries
New countries selected for FFF support
Bolivia, Kenya, Vietnam, and Zambia have been selected by an experts panel as the next four partner countries for the Forest and Farm Facility.
An important dimension of the Forest and Farm Facility is to strengthen smallholder, women, community and Indigenous Peoples’ producer organizations for business/livelihoods and policy engagement. Click here to see recent activities implemented in support of producer organizations.
Over the past years FAO, IIED, IUCN and the WB have been working together through the Growing Forest Partnerships. They have collaborated to develop the FFF and will implement it jointly.