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Sustainable Forest Management Toolbox


The Sustainable Forest Management Toolbox is a comprehensive collection of tools, best practices and case studies to help forest owners and managers; policymakers; students and other stakeholders implement sustainable forest management.



Djibo, Burkina Faso - A young man planting seedlings
On Desertification and Drought Day, FAO's Tiina Vähänen and Moctar Sacande explain in this op ed the importance of putting land stewardship at the centre of sustainable development to ensure a healthy, food secure world for younger generations.
Leroy Ignacio, Whitley Award, Red Siskin Songbirds ©Chung Liu
Guyanese conservationist and co-founder of the South Rupununi Conservation Society Leroy Ignacio has won a prestigious Whitley Award for his outstanding grassroots conservation work in Guyana’s Rupununi region.  
FAO and EU launch 15 million euro project to boost sustainability of Uganda’s forestry sector
FAO has launched a 15 million euro ($16.29 million) project funded by the European Union to help Uganda’s forestry sector contribute more sustainably to the economy and the environment.



Working to mitigate human-wildlife conflict in Mozambique; a case study from FAO and the IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict & Coexistence Specialist Group.


The SWM Programme mobilizes an international group of partner organizations with strong expertise and experience in wildlife conservation, food security and policy development. It is implemented through a consortium partnership, which includes the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD).

SWM newsletter

Under the SWM Programme, this project, funded by Agence Française de Développement and co-funded by the European Union, is working together with communities across the Kavango-Zambezi (KaZa) region in North-East Namibia and Northern Botswana, promoting the Community Conservancy model to achieve coexistence between people, livestock and wildlife in this biodiversity-rich landscape.


Better cookstoves for better lives

For many households in developing countries, forests and trees are indispensable and some 2.4 billion people rely on wood for cooking. Traditional cooking...

Forests and energy

Forests are nature’s powerhouse and a vital resource for meeting the world’s renewable-energy demand.

#2BillionCare - do you?

Two billion people live in the drylands, which cover 41 percent of the world's land area. Far from being bare and lifeless, these drylands contain trees...