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.
COFO/World Forest week - 23-27 June, FAOHQ
Monday 23 June: Signature of a Partnership Agreement with Agricord
Piet Vanthemsche, president of AgriCord and Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO
Tuesday 24 June: Item4.4 Plenary Session
Thursday 26 June: FFF-IFFA Special event
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.