IFFA supports UNFF

Family forestry supports international and regional forest policy processes. The United Nations Forum on Forest needs to raise its profile as global policy forum where high-level commitments are achieved. IFFA support regional processes as the backbones of international forest arrangements. Strong regional processes bring expertise to the global discussion and decision-making.

  • Published: 19.05.2005
  • Published by: Heidi Eriksen
  • This was the main message in the position paper the International Family Forestry Alliance, IFFA, presented to the United Nations Forum on Forest, UNFF5, gathered in New York in mid May 2005. In the position paper IFFA reminded UNFF5 that family forest owners are one of the most important major groups for the implementation of sustainable forest management and contributors to the Millennium Developments Goals. IFFA highlights three important strategies. There has to be a sound legislation and secure property rights for supporting sustainable forest management. There has to be cross sectoral engagement because the forest sector is highly dependent on other sectors in politics and economy. The family forestry must be supported through capacity building, training and given the possibilities to partner in the policy and decision making.

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