Water and Mountains

FAO has been engaged in resilient watershed managementforests and water and sustainable mountain development  since the 1970s. The Water and Mountains team is responsible for carrying out activities in these thematic areas

The Water and Mountains team provides technical assistance for the design and implementation of field projects, supports international processes and prepares technical guidance and information products. It has a strong presence at field level, especially in Africa, Near East, Central Asia and Latin America.

Through our work and projects, we aim to building resilient mountain communities and forest landscapes while ensuring the sustainable provision of ecosystem services especially in terms of water quality and supply.



Forestry News

FAO and the Philippines launch forest education programme for primary schools 1 March 2024 Manila – A new programme for teaching primary school children about forests was launched today by the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Department of Education and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines. [more]
Can playing games in the Congo Basin improve wildlife conservation? 27 February 2024 The Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme in the Republic of Congo works to develop sustainable approaches to safeguarding wild animals and the communities that depend on them. [more]
Mediterranean recognized as new UN World Restoration Flagship 13 February 2024 The Mediterranean region – represented by Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Türkiye – has today been named one of seven new UN World Restoration Flagships under the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration in recognition of country efforts to restore degraded ecosystems. [more]


last updated:  Thursday, October 28, 2021