In this 2012 edition of Moving Forward, FAO Forestry is pleased to present a selection of the work it undertook in the 2010-2011 biennium for the benefit of the global forestry community. The FAO Forestry Programme encompasses a vast range of activities and projects, of which this booklet presents only a sample. In all regions of the world, the Programme is helping to implement sustainable forest management and boost the livelihoods of forest-dependent people. It does this, in part, by improving information on forests.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Germany, Rwanda, France, Liberia, China, Philippines, Zambia, Nicaragua, Belize, Zimbabwe, Peru, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Finland, Cameroon, Mongolia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011Cambodia, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Asia, South-Eastern Asia
With 48% forest cover, the Greater Mekong Subregion still has large areas of forest remaining. The area of primary forest is, however, low and falling, while large tracts of forest are highly degraded and forest planting rates remain low in most countries. Reinvestment in forests is necessary to maintain wood and timber production, support biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation, revitalise rural economies and protect against natural hazards and the impacts of climatic alterations. For a greener future, investment in forestry is essential.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, India, China, Mongolia, Asia
Addressing the role of women in forestry is central to sustainable resource management and rural livelihood improvement. Improving women’s access to forest resources and effectively including them in decision making leads to greater investment in children’s welfare and has positive effects on economic growth and sustainable resource management. Opportunities for women to adopt new roles and improve their livelihoods are increasing but gender imbalances still threaten sustainable development.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Sudan, New Zealand, Brazil, Cuba
This document is the second part of a two part manual on local level assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: ? Part 1 ? Planning and Methodological Approach, Analysis and Reporting ? Part 2 ? Field Methodology and Tools The two parts should be used together as Part 1 provides the background information for the conduct of the methods and tools that are provided in Part 2.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011China, Papua New Guinea, Asia
Most of the terrestrial biodiversity within the Asia-Pacific region is contained within forests. Protected areas are the mainstay for biodiversity conservation although other forest areas are also important. Habitat destruction and extraction of high-value species are major threats to biodiversity. Ecosystem stability is based on interdependence among constituent species and with biodiversity loss, resilience to change is reduced. Awareness raising, stringent environmental impact assessments, and improved law enforcement are required.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Switzerland, South Africa, Lesotho, China, Italy, Eswatini, Cuba, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Netherlands, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
The WOCAT-LADA-DESIRE mapping tool is based on the original WOCAT mapping questionnaire (WOCAT, 2007). It has been expanded to pay more attention to issues such as biological and water degradation, it also places more emphasis on direct and socio-economic causes of these phenomena, including their impacts on ecosystem services. It evaluates what type of land degradation is actually happening where and why and what is being done about it in terms of sustainable land management (SLM) in the form of a questionnaire.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Sudan, New Zealand, Brazil, Cuba
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2011Kenya, Bangladesh, United States of America, Zambia, China, Italy, Malawi, Niger, Brazil, Africa, South America
Agriculture must, literally, return to its roots by rediscovering the importance of healthy soil, drawing on natural sources of plant nutrition, and using mineral fertilizer wisely.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2011Austria, South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Australia, Netherlands, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, Brazil, Cuba, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
LADA (Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project) is a scientifically-based approach to assessing and mapping land degradation at different spatial scales ? small to large ? and at various levels ? local to global. It was initiated in drylands, but the methods and tools have been developed so as to be widely applicable in other ecosystems and diverse contexts with minimal required adaptation.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Kenya, South Africa, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Italy, Zambia, Australia, Netherlands, Tunisia, Argentina, Senegal, New Zealand, Mongolia, Cuba
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