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Nov 2016 - The infographic demonstrates that agriculture sectors’ mitigation potential is recognized by 86% countries in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Therefore, climate change mitigation potential of agriculture needs to be unlocked in a timely manner to address the emission gap and keep the temperature increase below 2°C limit. Nationally Appropriate Mitigation ...more
Sep 2016 - The FAO FLEGT Programme has supported over 200 projects in 40 tropical timber-producing countries to improve forest governance and support legal timber trade.   FAO works with the European Union (EU), member states, partner organizations and local stakeholders to help prepare timber-producing countries in Asia, Africa and South America to implement bilateral ...more
Jul 2016 - This infographic illustrates key facts from the 2016 edition of the biannual FAO State of the World’s Forests report. The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) 2016 shows that it is possible to increase agricultural productivity and food security while halting or even reversing deforestation, highlighting the successful efforts of Costa Rica, Chile, the ...more
Jul 2016 - The Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox is a free, user-friendly, interactive web-based platform designed to meet the diverse needs of sustainable forest management practitioners, particularly those working at the forest management level.
Apr 2016 - Large urban trees are excellent filters for urban pollutants and fine particulates. Trees can provide food, such as fruits, nuts and leaves. Spending time near trees improves physical and mental health by increasing energy level and speed of recovery, while decreasing blood pressure and stress. Trees properly placed around buildings ...more
Dec 2015 - While global hunger figures are decreasing, the number of food insecure people in mountain areas rose 30 percent between 2000 and 2012, according to a new study, released today by FAO and the Mountain Partnership on International Mountain Day. Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity found that the number of ...more
Sep 2015 - Forested areas have decreased but rate of net forest loss has been cut by 50%.  Challenges remain The extent of the world’s forest continues to decline as human populations continue to grow and demand for food and land increases. Implementing sustainable forest management practices requires sound policies and positive returns on investment to encourage adoption. Governments, private ...more
Dec 2014 - Food Security and Agriculture face major challenges under climate change, in terms of expected negative impacts on productivity as well as implementation of sectoral actions to limit global warming. Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise – although not as fast as emissions from other human activities. Better regional and national data on ...more
Jul 2014 - Food Security and Agriculture face major challenges under climate change, in terms of expected negative impacts on productivity as well as implementation of sectoral actions to limit global warming. Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise – although not as fast as emissions from other human activities. Better national data on ...more
Jun 2014 - Forests and family farms are part of an integrated productive system for indigenous peoples, local forest communities, and smallholders living in forested landscapes. Together forests and family farms deliver ecosystem services and benefits for livelihoods and well-being. The infographics illustrates the relationship between forests and family farms and highlights the advantages ...more
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