Asia and the Pacific national forestry programmes: update 34 | Land Portal

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December 2000
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FAODOCREP:e0078a97-7e38-5e1d-95cb-4f4029902859
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206
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This document provides an overview of the status of forest resources in Asia and the Pacific and their sustainable management through national forest programmes in 30 countries in the region, including new country profiles for Brunei Darussalam, Maldives and the United States of America. The update is based on information derived from a variety of sources, including country reports to the eighteenth Asia Pacific Forestry Commission meeting in Australia in May 2000. Major changes have emerged in forests and forestry policies in recent years. Different international initiatives have been launched in the effort to implement the UNCED Agenda 21 in forest and forest-related matters. In regard to sustainable forest management, several efforts have been launched, including certification, the code of practise for forest harvesting, criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management, reduced impact logging, and logging bans in natural forests.

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Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Forestry Group
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The vision of the FAO office in Bangkok is a food-secure Asia and the Pacific region.

Its mission is to help member countries halve the number of undernourished people in the region by raising agricultural productivity and alleviating poverty while protecting the region’s natural resources base.

Agricultural growth in Asia-Pacific has stagnated in recent years, with a serious decline in agricultural investment, and depletion and degradation of natural resources in the face of continued population growth.

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FAO logo

The vision of the FAO office in Bangkok is a food-secure Asia and the Pacific region.

Its mission is to help member countries halve the number of undernourished people in the region by raising agricultural productivity and alleviating poverty while protecting the region’s natural resources base.

Agricultural growth in Asia-Pacific has stagnated in recent years, with a serious decline in agricultural investment, and depletion and degradation of natural resources in the face of continued population growth.

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