The International Family Forestry Alliance, IFFA, proposes forming a partnership with the World Bank to promote sustainable forest management. The partnership might initiate a dialogue at strategic level and further develop and implement sustainable forest management in accordance with the World Bank Forest strategy. This proposal was discussed at the Annual meeting of IFFA in New York 25 May 2005
Published by: Heidi Eriksen
The IFFA position is to welcome the World Bank’s engagement in promoting sustainable forest management and enhancing economic development in forestry. The partnership between family forestry and the Wold Bank would rest on the three common strategic pillars: Harnessing the potential of forests to reduce poverty, integrating forests in sustainable economic development and protecting global forest values.
IFFA underlines that the development of forest owner organisations provides extensive support for sustainable forest management in private forests and forests where local inhabitants have customary usage rights. Forest owners’ organisations have proven to be efficient tools in reaching large groups of forest owners and providing cost-efficient support and advisory services. The IFFA stresses the importance of including forest owners’ organisations in the consultation and negotiation processes concerning development and implementation of forestry and environmental policies.
IFFA supports the approach that the World Bank focuses on economic policy and rural strategies that embrace not only the conservation of environmental forest serviced, but especially the sustainable use of forest resources.
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Declaration from the Africa 2 Conference
The Africa 2 Forest Producer organisation conference in Tanzania 28-19 September 2017 approved a declaration by acclamation.
The declaration contains commitments by the participants and their call for action from governments and international partner organisations.
Family Forestry Faces
Family Forestry Faces Project
Family forestry is not only the forest, but the people who lives in and lives of the forestry as well.
Behind every forest there is families and faces. IFFA will expose some of the faces in family forestry, community forestry and among indigenous peoples in order for others to better understand the vital combination of forest and peoples in and of the forest.