The main objective of the conference is to strengthen the sustainable management of forested landscapes by smallholders and communities through forest producer organizations. Participation is on invitation only. The conference will be jointly organized by The Forest and Farm Facility, FAO and APFNet in partnership with Agricord, Tropenbos International, GIZ, IUCN, IIED, CEPF, and RECOFTC. It is hosted by the State Forestry Administration (SFA) of the People’s Republic of China. The conference is also part of the celebration of 300 years of the concept of sustainability, firstly introduced by German Forester Von Carlowitz.
by Helle Jeppesen
Guatemala, Nicaragua, Gambia, Liberia, Myanmar, and Nepal were selected in January 2013 by the Steering Committee members.