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Forest management

Model forests
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.


Estimating emissions

Forest degradation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, but it is difficult to measure and countries need technical support to report these emissions. This overview aims to guide countries seeking to report this type of emission internationally by identifying the challenges and summarising the different approaches countries are using and the lessons learnt.

Project brief: Greening the humanitarian response in displacement settings

This project combines emergency assistance with long-term resilience and development efforts towards the sustainable management of forests and ecosystem restoration, enhancing livelihood resilience, energy access, nutrition and food security in displacement settings.

Issues brief

This joint issue brief sets out an overview of global trends on forests, energy and livelihoods and how they are connected.


Boosting income and forest cover in Viet Nam

Globally, agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation. Yet in Viet Nam, food security and forest cover have both increased...

Empowering forest communities in The Gambia

A nationwide programme to transfer government-owned forest land to local communities is changing lives in The Gambia while promoting the sustainable...

Reclaiming the forests of Costa Rica

After decades of clear-cutting forests for cattle pastures and commodity crops, Costa Rica’s forest cover has now increased to 54 percent, thanks to...