Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

On 21 March every year, the International Day of Forests (IDF) celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each IDF, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme...
The SFM Toolbox modules on Protected Areas and Wildlife Management have been completely revamped with updated information, new tools and cases for practitioners, policymakers, students and other stakeholders. The Protected Areas module provides both basic and more detailed information on the planning and management of protected areas, with forest-specific considerations where...
The SFM Toolbox now features an eLearning pathway to facilitate access to a variety of online training courses on globally relevant and timely topics in forestry.   SFM Toolbox background and user surveys The SFM Toolbox aims to fill a continuing gap in capacity which limits the implementation of sustainable forest management in...
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...
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