Forest and Water Programme

Forests and water: celebrating nature's gift to global food and water security – a preview


Food security depends on water security, and water security depends on forests and trees. With approximately 75 percent of the world's accessible fresh water for domestic, agricultural, industrial and ecological needs sourced from forests, our global food-and-water secure future requires far greater understanding of forest-water-food dynamics and coherent sustainable action. Find out how FAO is contributing to the 2016 observance of the International Day of Forests (IDF) on 21 March:

Tell us how you or your community or organization is planning to celebrate IDF 2016, by sending your photos and event write-ups. We will help publicize your event, by uploading your material on the FAO IDF 2016 webpage. Please send the links to [email protected].