Clear and coherent laws are key to successful community forestry.The Republic of Congo is currently developing its first legal framework on community forestry — presenting policymakers with a unique opportunity to design an enabling and comprehensive legal framework that empowers communities. This briefing outlines key areas the framework should be built on, including five that should be addressed as a priority.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2019Congo
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2019Congo
La clé du succès de la foresterie communautaire réside dans la clarté et la cohérence des lois qui la régissent. Pour la première fois de son histoire, la République du Congo élabore un cadre juridique encadrant la foresterie communautaire. Cela constitue une opportunité unique pour les décideurs politiques de développer un cadre juridique favorable et exhaustif au profit des communautés.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Liechtenstein, Bangladesh, United States of America, Congo, Comoros, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Kenya, Zambia, Denmark, Rwanda, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Brazil, Tunisia, Argentina, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Czech Republic
Forests, trees and woodlands cover almost one-third of the Earth’s land area. They are a crucial source of food and income for more than a billion people around the globe. They provide a variety of wood and non-wood products and vital ecosystem services – preventing erosion from wind and water, preserving water quality, shading crops and livestock, absorbing carbon which contributes to countering climate change, and providing habitat for many species of plants and animals, thus helping to conserve the planet’s biological diversity.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2011Germany, Rwanda, France, Liberia, China, Philippines, Zambia, Nicaragua, Belize, Zimbabwe, Peru, Italy, Tanzania, Ecuador, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Finland, Cameroon, Mongolia
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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018Tanzania, Switzerland, Nepal, Sweden, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Italy, Indonesia, Congo, Malawi, Niger, Norway
This study is aimed at gaining an understanding of the poverty and vulnerability situation of forest-dependent communities in the United Republic of Tanzania and generating information on the availability of social protection interventions, with a view to identifying pathways for establishing sustainable social protection for these communities.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2018Kenya, Peru, Italy, Indonesia, Congo, Cameroon, Central African Republic
The Central African Republic (CAR) has a total land area of 623,000 km2 of which close to 23 million hectares, i.e. 37%, is composed of forested lands. In the southwestern part of the country all forest operations are industrial. At present there are 11 logging companies, with an average annual production of close to 400,000 m3. Exports of logs and sawn timber are, respectively, close to 160,000 m3 and 40,000 m3. The timber sector accounts for 11% of the GDP and 13% of the country’s export earnings. The main destinations of CAR timber are Europe (47%) and Asia (49%).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMarch, 2018Algeria, Benin, United States of America, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Congo, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Jordan, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Spain, Burundi, Uruguay, Kenya, Tajikistan, Norway, Ghana
<p>The <i>State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources</i> addresses the conservation, management and sustainable use of forest tree and other woody plant genetic resources of actual and potential value for human well-being in the broad range of management systems. This report complements two other FAO flagship publications in the field of forestry, the annual State of the World’s Forests and the periodic Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA).
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Angola, Serbia, Bangladesh, China, Namibia, Australia, Ghana, Congo, India
Este documento es el resultado final de ese proceso. Dirigido a una audiencia mundial – que comprende las instancias decisorias urbanas, funcionarios públicos, asesores políticos y demás partes interesadas – contribuirá al desarrollo de bosques urbanos y periurbanos que ayuden a las ciudades a resolver sus exigencias actuales y futuras de productos forestales y servicios del ecosistema.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJune, 2018France, Morocco, Switzerland, United States of America, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, Indonesia, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Congo, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil
The zero-deforestation movement has gained considerable momentum as governments and companies enter into commitments to curb deforestation. The most innovative are multi-stakeholder initiatives, where governments and international organi- zations have joined with the private sector and civil society organizations in making commit- ments to reduce deforestation. These pledges have created opportunities for improved forest governance by envisaging the private sector at the centre of the movement.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksFebruary, 2019Cameroon, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, United States of America, Philippines, Malaysia, Chile, Germany, China, Italy, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, Congo, Argentina, India, Pakistan, Gabon, Brazil
This edition of Unasylva comes in the wake of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20,which, among other things, produced a document called The Future We Want. In it, world leaders renewed their commitment to sustainable development and stated that “the wide range of products and services that forests provide creates opportunities to address many of the most pressing sustainable development challenges”. Foresters should be pleased with these words because they indica te that forests are starting to get the recognition they deserve.
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