Vision and long term forestry strategy formulated through National forest programme (NFP)
Mozambique Forest Policy and its Implementation Strategy 2020-2035 is focusing in building a 15-year vision for the forestry sector through a participatory multistakeholder process aligned with the objectives of Agenda 2030. In coordination with the government and other institutions already working in Mozambique’s forest governance context, FAO provided methodological guidance based on the NFP for building agreement on key documents and instruments to underpin effective governance of forest resources in the country.
The process entails defining a comprehensive country-specific methodology that includes stakeholder participation and cross-sectoral coordination, including the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, strategies and plans of action. FAO supports the country in its efforts towards effective governance of forest resources, through the elaboration of a roadmap to complete the multi-stakeholder process, to deliver pillars of a Forest Policy document. This is part of FAO work under Strategic Objective 2, focused on strengthening capacities of institutions to promote the adoption of more integrated and cross-sectoral practices that sustainably increase productivity and production, address climate change and environmental degradation.
IGAD Regional Forestry policy & strategy
Ministerial meeting endorsed newly developed IGAD Regional Forestry policy & strategy document
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) held a ministerial meeting to endorse the newly developed IGAD Regional Forestry Policy and Strategy by ministers in charge of Forestry and Environment in the IGAD member states on 9 March 2020 in Djibouti.
The IGAD Regional Forestry Policy and Strategy, developed with technical and financial support from FAO, will guide collaboration among partners to improve forest governance, including through supportive policies, legislation and institutional frameworks for sustainable forest management in the IGAD region. It will also enhance the capacity for sustainable forest management; and establish a system for generation, dissemination, and exchange of forestry information and good practices for Sustainable Forest Management.
The guiding policy document will also help increase contributions from forestry to poverty alleviation, food security and climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as steering implementation of other regional developmental priorities in the IGAD member countries.
The ministerial meeting endorsed the regional forestry policy and strategy and requested member states to incorporate the strategy into their national strategies and plans and implement the actions in the policy document.
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