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News
FAO formally launches Green Cities Initiative in Cameroon
21/04/2024
Yaoundé - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations today held an official launch here of its Green Cities Initiative, which is already being piloted in Cameroon, with seven municipalities submitting letters of intent to join the initiative.
FAO and EU launch 15 million euro project to boost sustainability of Uganda’s forestry sector
10/04/2024
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.
Chris Steele-Perkins Magnum Photos for FAO
08/04/2024
Forest and farm producer organizations representing the world’s smallholder farmers, Indigenous Peoples and local communities are gathering in Pokhara, Nepal, this week to explore how to best manage the world’s agrobiodiversity.

Publications

Forests for a sustainable future
2024

Designed for primary school children in Grades 3–5 in the United Republic of Tanzania, these education modules use an innovative teaching method, involving games and hands-on activities, in and outside the classroom.

Forests for a sustainable future: education modules for primary schools
2024

Designed for primary school children in Grades 3–5 in the United Republic of Tanzania, these education modules use an innovative teaching method, involving games and hands-on activities, in and outside the classroom.

Forests for a sustainable future
2024

Designed for primary school children in Grades 3–5 in the United Republic of Tanzania, these education modules use an innovative teaching method, involving games and hands-on activities, in and outside the classroom.

Videos

Forests for a sustainable future: educating children — testing lessons in the Philippines
01/03/2024

Children in primary school today will play a significant role in bringing about the changes needed to ensure a sustainable future for forests.

Grass charcoal production in Ghana
01/08/2023

In Ghana, small producers are revolutionizing the production of charcoal. By using savanna grasses to make charcoal briquettes producers promote renewable...

Forests for a sustainable future: Educating children in Tanzania
01/07/2023

FAO is teaching children in Tanzania about the importance of managing forests sustainably. A three-year-project funded by Germany has developed forest...

Restoring land and livelihoods with beekeeping in Tanzania
20/05/2023

In northern Tanzania, recurring drought in recent years caused by climate change has put pressure on communities who make their livelihoods by keeping...

Forests for a sustainable future: educating children — testing lessons in Tanzania
01/05/2023

Children in primary school today will play a significant role in bringing about the changes needed to ensure a sustainable future for forests. “Forests...

Sustainable wood: Climate-friendly cities
01/12/2022

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Sustainable wood: Housing a growing population
27/10/2022

A growing population means more buildings to fit everyone. By 2030, we will have to house an additional 3 billion people. Using wood from sustainably...

Sustainable Wood: Building the future
13/10/2022

Wood can be a material of the future, helping to build a bio-economy for the planet's health and economic recovery. Durable “cross-laminated timber”...

Indigenous Peoples’ food systems
06/08/2021

This video provides an overview on the common and unique sustainability elements of Indigenous Peoples' food systems.

International Day of Forests 2021: Forest restoration – a path to recovery and well-being
21/03/2021

Restoring forests helps build a healthier world for ourselves and for future generations. By replanting and managing forests sustainably, we can help...

Elearning Academy

An introduction to Urban and Peri-Urban Forestry
An introduction to urban and peri-urban forestry
23/05/2024

This course introduces the concepts of urban and peri-urban forestry, outlining the important ecosystem services provided by urban forests and the challenges...

Developing bankable business plans for sustainable forest-based enterprises
Developing bankable business plans for sustainable forest-based enterprises
01/09/2023

This course has been developed to improve the capacity of small-scale producers and small and medium-sized enterprises to access investment and other...

Tenure security
Tenure security for better forestry: Applying the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure
01/12/2020

Strengthening tenure creates powerful incentives for the sustainable use of forest resources. Based on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance...