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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people.

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Reports & Research
December 2016

Meeting Name: FAO Committee on Forestry
Meeting symbol/code: COFO/2016/1
Session: Sess. 23

Reports & Research
December 2016
Sweden
Guatemala
Peru
Sri Lanka
Indonesia
Australia
China
Republic of Korea
Rwanda
Pakistan
Philippines
Malaysia
Cambodia
Lebanon
Uganda
Norway
Mongolia

Meeting Name: Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)
Meeting symbol/code: FO:APFC/2016/3
Session: Sess. 26

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
France
Switzerland
United States of America
Gambia
Sweden
Fiji
China
Indonesia
Australia
United Kingdom
Canada
Congo
Malawi
Solomon Islands
Nepal
Tanzania
Papua New Guinea
India
Mexico
Brazil
Mongolia

Since the 1970s and 1980s, community-based forestry has grown in popularity, based on the concept that local communities, when granted sufficient property rights over local forest commons, can organize autonomously and develop local institutions to regulate the use of natural resources and manage them sustainably. Over time, various forms of community-based forestry have evolved in different countries, but all have at their heart the notion of some level of participation by smallholders and community groups in planning and implementation.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Seychelles
Rwanda
Burkina Faso
Kenya
Burundi
Togo
Ghana
Congo
Djibouti
Paraguay
Gabon
Africa

Meeting Name: African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
Meeting symbol/code: FO:AFWC/2016/8.1
Session: Sess. 20

Reports & Research
December 2016
Rwanda
Burkina Faso
Kenya
Burundi
Gabon
Botswana
Swaziland
Tonga
Congo
Cameroon
Africa

Meeting Name: African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
Meeting symbol/code: FO:AFWC/2016/4.1
Session: Sess. 20

Reports & Research
December 2016
France
Bangladesh
Spain
Germany
Namibia
Norway
Pakistan
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Morocco
Japan
South Africa
Malaysia
Italy
Poland
Uganda
Cambodia
Senegal
Sri Lanka
Hungary
Saudi Arabia
Czech Republic

Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/10
Session: Sess.16

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Austria
Europe

The Urban Super Forest is constructed from lightweight wooden structures that are situated atop pre-existing urban buildings to reduce land-use. </p> This poster is one of a selection of entries from the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition that was run by FAO and DBR | Design Build Research School on the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, in September 2015.The competition challenged architecture students, professional architects and designers to develop innovative and sustainable wood housing and urban building solutions.

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