Forest and Farm Facility

The Forest and Farm Facility provides direct financial support and technical assistance to strengthen forest and farm producer organizations representing smallholders, rural women’s groups, local communities and indigenous peoples’ institutions. Collectively, forest and farm producers have the potential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to respond to climate change at landscape scales. A partnership between FAO, IIED, IUCN and Agricord, the Forest and Farm Facility is funded by Finland, Germany, Norway through the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism of FAO, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States of America, and IKEA.


A national workshop organized by the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) is taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam to discuss ongoing work in long rotation forest plantations, carbon storage and agroforestry policy. The two-day workshop is entitled, “Experiences from FFF Vietnam on long rotation smallholder forest plantation, sustainable forest management, agroforestry...
Forest and farm producer organizations representing the world’s smallholder farmers, Indigenous Peoples and local communities will gather in Pokhara, Nepal, from 9 – 12 April and virtually (online) to explore how to best manage the world’s agrobiodiversity. 
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new report for International Migrants Day that explores the impact of migration on forest areas and how to ensure it has a positive effect on the environment. Migration and forests: What state and non-state actors can do to...
In Zambia's Eastern Province lies the Nyimba district, home to a diverse array of land-use demands, ranging from agriculture to forestry, all competing for the same space. However, the communities of Nyimba have a unique relationship with the forests surrounding them. For generations, they have relied on the forests as...
Smallholder farmer organisations can harness the collective power of the world’s 1.5 billion smallholders to tackle poverty and inequality, biodiversity loss and climate change. Showcasing KoKoo Pa, a farmers’ association in Ghana, Stephen Mwangi demonstrates how strong internal governance has unlocked KoKoo Pa’s potential to become a trusted development partner.
Recognizing their indispensable role, the World Rural Forum, in collaboration with the FFF and other key stakeholders, is committed to bridge the gap to get family farming on the global climate and biodiversity agendas.