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.

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The call is open to regional and global organizations, networks, unions, associations, cooperatives or alliances of forest users, smallholder farmers, women, communities and Indigenous Peoples. There will be ten grants for regional organizations up to USD50,000 and one grant for an international association of max USD100,000. Deadline for submission February 19.
With a scope of preserving ancestral indigenous knowledge in times of deforestation, Mayangna Indigenous Women in Nicaragua, with Territorial Women Leaders of Mesoamerica and healers assembled 40 native plant recipes in this new book published by the Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests.
Despite existing vulnerabilities, forest communities have shwon a great deal of resilience in the face of COVID-19 crisis. This FAO working paper identifies seven key pathways and 14 strategic actions for forest communities to recover and building back better from COVID-19. 
This report is an assessment of available options (geospatial/local measurement and modelling) and their strengths and weaknesses for measuring forest landscape restoration by forest and farm producer organisations.
In this working paper, we explain the strategic logic and practical approaches that have allowed the Forest and Farm Facility to support Forest and Farm Producer Organisations (FFPOs) in delivering climate-resilient landscapes and improved livelihoods at enormous scale. The intention is to spread understanding on how these participatory, bottom-up approaches can...
    FFF partners are organizing and participating in events throughout the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Here is a list of the side events organized by partners related to the FFF, and some key messages from the grassroots.          IIED-led events:  Closing the gap:...

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