Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

On July 15, the newest E-Learning course will be added to the eLearning pathway, focused on Global capacity building in the forest sector and role of forests under the Paris Agreement. Join the launch session which will  outline the importance of the new Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) under Article 13 of...
A review of forest and landscape interventions to enhance their cross sectoral benefits launched. Forests play an important role in maintaining and providing a continuous supply of pollinators for healthy ecosystems and productive food systems (e.g. nearby agriculture). However, a global decline in pollinators has been documented, and the cross-sectoral benefits...
If you want to challenge your knowledge on Forests and Sustainability and get to know more about the SFM Toolbox and its contents, click here to be redirected to the challenge!  Learn to Love Forests! On the occasion of International Day of Forests (IDF) and in accordance with the 2019 theme of...
The focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment is evident in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a dedicated Goal on gender equality (SDG 5) as well as a cross-cutting theme informing more than 30 targets across other SDGs. Therefore, the SFM Toolbox team, supported by colleagues in FAO responsible for...
The Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox team is pleased to announce that the toolbox now incorporates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the platform to emphasize the connection between the toolbox modules and the SDGs. This fits the theme of the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry (‘Forests and...
First voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics launched Rome/New YorkThe Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) launched today the first voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics to make concessions more transparent, accountable and inclusive - all for the benefit of some of the poorest and most isolated communities in the...
FAO calls for increased labour safety for difficult and dangerous agricultural and forestry jobs 17 April, Rome - FAO has urged governments and the private sector to improve labour safety in agriculture and forestry, sectors whose back-breaking jobs are among the most dangerous. In a bid to reduce health risks and even death, FAO...
In March 2017, Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox users were invited to participate in an online survey designed to measure what they know about the platform and to evaluate their experience of using it. The results have been used to improve the platform design, as well as its features, usability...
Dear SFM Toolbox users, Thanks very much to everyone who took part in our survey. We have collected a good deal of interesting feedback and suggestions, and we are now developing a final report that will summarize the survey results. As you may recall, the aim of the survey was to measure...
Rome - Saving lives and contributing to livelihoods are only some of the important contributions provided by mangrove ecosystems. These salt-tolerant evergreen ecosystems are highlighted in a new education module available online through FAO’s Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) toolbox. Although mangroves grow along coastlines, their influence often extends both inland, where they...
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