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.


The conference will be an occasion for sharing and learning common challenges and lessons learnt on developing climate-resilience business models with forest and farm producer organisations. How business models can foster diversification – not uniformity.
This event in Mexico aims at creating links between indigenous and community leaders and potential donors and allies interested in investing in and strengthening the capacities and processes of indigenous and community financing mechanisms.
On 22 September the Shandia initiative created by indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLC) was launched to guarantee direct financing for actions to stop climate change and land degradation and for the protection of biodiversity by local organizations. The Mesoamerican Territorial Fund is an alternative financial mechanism, managed directly by IPLCs.
This session aims to show the potential of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) for food security and the resilience building of local communities. Hear from experiences of producers in Madagascar and Togo, partner countries of the GIZ’s Forests4Future and the FFF to enhance agroforestry systems and business activities.
Join us on the 1st of June at Sida in Stockholm, for a day filled with experiences from the ground on the agency of farmer and forest associations, Indigenous Peoples and local communities, youth and women in the climate, biodiversity and food security crises.
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.