Over the past decades, progress towards Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Africa has been made at national and subregionallevels. At national level, 43 African countries have developed specific forest law and 40 have a national forest policy. At subregionallevel, efforts to harmonize policies and programmeshave resulted in the development of the Convergence Plan of the Central African Forests Commission and the Convergence Plan for the Sustainable Management and Use of Forest Ecosystems in West Africa.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2018Gambia, Sudan, Mali, Senegal, Africa
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2018Morocco, Lebanon
Following the success of the Fifth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) in Morocco in March 2017, the Sixth MFW will take place in Lebanon on 1-5 April 2019. The Sixth MFW will bring together a diverse range of participants to consider how Mediterranean forests can assist countries in the region to achieve their goals under the Paris Agreement.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2018Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Dominican Republic, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Costa Rica, Poland, Netherlands, Latvia, Austria, Iran, Finland, Thailand, Morocco, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sudan, Brazil, Cuba
Report of the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsAugust, 2018Sierra Leone, Panama, Tunisia
Land and forest tenure systems greatly influence a country’s ability to reduce deforestation and forest degradation. Clear and legitimate tenure rights over forests can provide an incentive to manage forests sustainably and simultaneously reduce deforestation and forest degradation. In fact, communities and stakeholders with secure tenure rights have a strong interest in investing time and resources to maintain and enhance the natural capital under a long-term vision.
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 ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Algeria, Slovenia, France, Morocco, Belgium, United States of America, Spain, Israel, Turkey, Croatia, Albania, Germany, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon
The Mediterranean region has more than 25 million hectares of Mediterranean forests and about 50 million hectares of other Mediterranean wooded lands. They make crucial contributions to rural development, poverty alleviation, food security, as well as, the agricultural, water, tourism, and energy sectors. Changes in climate, societies, and lifestyles to create appropriate financial incentives and tools.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2016Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Canada, Tunisia, Sudan
The aim of the practical guidelines presented in this document is to support the adoption and usability of the criteria and indicators (C&I) for Sustainable Management of Forests and Rangelands (SFRM) adopted by the 22nd Session of the Near East Forestry and Range Commission (NEFRC). The guidelines are based on the review of existing literature and on consultations with national experts and relevant institutions in Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia regarding challenges identified in the use of the prop osed C&I for SFRM.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2018Rwanda, Mali, Benin, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Mozambique, Gabon, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, Congo, Senegal, Sudan, Malawi, Kenya, Africa
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMay, 2018Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Madagascar, Germany, Tunisia, Africa
Pour la première fois, les besoins et les opportunités de restauration des terres dans le cadre de la Grande Muraille Verte africaine ont été cartographiés et quantifiés afin de promouvoir les actions visant à renforcer la résilience des populations et de ces paysages confrontés au changement climatique.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2015Gambia, Vietnam, Chile, China, Ghana, Tunisia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Uruguay
Los bosques y los árboles respaldan la agricultura sostenible. Estabilizan los suelos y el clima, regulan los flujos de agua, ofrecen sombra y refugio y proporcionan un hábitat a los polinizadores y los depredadores naturales de plagas agrícolas. Asimismo, contribuyen a la seguridad alimentaria de cientos de millones de personas, para quienes constituyen fuentes importantes de alimentos, energía e ingresos.
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