The main activities include the assistance and transfer of technology in the development, planning and management of wood-based industries, in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

©FAO/Joan Manuel BaliellasOther main tasks include organizing training activities in planning and management of wood-based industries in developing countries, supporting, collecting and disseminating information on wood-based industries, and providing technical services to the FAO Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI). Activities related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and carbon sequestration have become increasingly important, including organizing expert meetings and preparing position papers. 

FAO's Forest Policy and Resources Division also collects, analyzes and prepares a number of reports on forest products statistics, including the Forest Products Yearbook and the Pulp and the Paper Capacities Report.

last updated:  Tuesday, August 24, 2021