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.


Cécile Ndjebet, our FFF Steering Committee member, and co-founder and director of REFACOF is the winner of the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award. The FFF congratulates Cécile for her work with rural women to ensure their rights to land and forests.
The Forest and Farm Facility has been engaged in the organization of three events. You can watch the replay of our events. Learn more about FFF's participation in this year's World Forestry Congress. 
Under the framework of the UN Decade of Family Farming, FAO developed this bief to assist its Members to implement context-specific interventions focused on the multidimensionality of family farming. 
FFF rend hommage à Lucie Noasilalao, femme remarquable, Présidente de la Plateforme Nationale Femme, Développement Durable et Sécurité Alimentaire, pour ses engagements et son dynamisme dans la valorisation et la conservation de l’environnement à Madagascar. Elle restera à jamais dans nos cœurs.
Only 10 percent of global funds reach the local level, with just 1.7 percent accessible to locally controlled organizations. Accessing climate funding can require complicated applications to government and finance authorities.This new toolkit empowers producer organizations to present themselves as the right partners for financing. 
This global campaign was designed in 2021 to amplify messages from Indigenous leaders on conservation and environmental action, and to help raise attention to the World Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nature hosted at the IUCN's World Conservation Congress.