It is time for a change in consciousness - It is a fact that agriculture and forestry can no longer be treated in isolation. Linking the two is imperative for socio economic development in the 21st century.

- Dr. Evelyn Nguleka, President World Farmers Organization


Who Owns the World’s Land? The first global baseline of formally recognized indigenous and community land rights.

RRI analysis conducted on 82% of the global land area shows that in reality Indigenous Peoples and local communities (around 1.5 billion people) own 65% of the world’s land area, but that legally their rights are recognized only on 18% of the worlds’ land. The recognition of community land rights is critical to protect biodiversity, reduce climate change, meet national government goals, secure sustainable investments and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Outcome of the World Forestry Congress, Septembre 2015, Durban: Visit our FFF webpage

 Pre Congress Building Momentum for community-based forestry, forest and farm producer organizations

 Statement of the Indigenous Peoples, local communities and family smallholders 

125 participants from 39 countries

Launch of two publications

Strengthening the voice of local smallholders and forest and farm communities in Latin America

 Declaration from representatives of Indigenous People, Local Communities and Small scale Producers of Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Chile, and Mexico 

The Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) organized a Regional Experience Sharing Workshop on Community Land Management , Forest Governance and market linkages together with the government of México, the National Forest Commission (CONAFOR), the Mesoamerican Alliance of Forest and People (AMPB) and the Mexican Network of forest farm organizations (Red Mocaf)  in Mexico on 3 – 7 August, 2015. During the meeting representatives of forest and farm producer organizations and national and local governments of Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua developed a common message from the producer organizations for the World Forestry Congress and COP 21. More information in Spanish on the AMPB website.

Background information 

Facebook page of the Mexican Network of Forest farm organizations (Red MOCAF)
Read the article in La Jornada
Press Release FAO Bolivia

African Farm/Family Forestry Producer Organizations get organized for the WFC

Resolution of the Africa Farm/Family Forest Producers Organizations 

The “African Farm/Family Forestry Producer Organizations Conference" took place in Nairobi, Kenya (Laico Regency Hotel) from 9 to 11 June 2015. The conference has been organized by the International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA) in close collaboration with the Forest and Farm Facility, FAO, the Kenya Forest Service, the African Forest Forum, We Effect, FLEGT, the Great Green Wall Initiative, PEFC, the Forest Action Network and the Farm Forestry Smallholder Producers’ Association of Kenya. The conference has produced resolutions which will feed into the XIV World Forestry Congress. It will be soon available on this website.

More information on the Conference 


Progress in the countries

FFF Annual Report 2014 

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. 

last updated:  Thursday, October 22, 2015