IFFA positions at FAO meeting

Forests and land tenure, forest and energy and putting forestry to work at the local level is the major themes in the IFFA position paper addressing the 18th Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) in Rome 13 – 16 March 2007. In addition the Position paper strongly support the shaping of an Action Programme for FAO in forestry

  • Published: 13.03.2007
  • Published by: IFFA Testbruker
  • The International Family Forestry Alliance, IFFA, strongly advocates that secure property and land tenure rights are fundamental to sustainable forest management. Sustainability is by definition a question of long-term considerations and commitment.

    The ownership structure is a vital part of this commitment. The best way of securing ownership and tenure rights is to create stable political and economic conditions. This also means the support of effective forest owners’ organisations. Promotion of wood and bio energy is important ways of mitigating climate change. IFFA considers FAO to have an important role in promoting sustainable wood and bio energy production. There is a need to encourage local wood energy production. Research is of utmost importance to find effective ways for raw-material and energy production, IFFA says.

    Family forest owners and local communities are most important for the implementation of sustainable forest management. IFFA considers capacity building and development of private and community forest owners’ organisations as important ways of securing protective and sustainable use of forests. Participation in policy making and enhanced co-operation between private forest owners, state forest services and governments if effective means of implementing sustainable development, IFFA writes in the position paper.

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    Published: 18.05.2018

    IFFA is committed to the development and implementation of international communication strategies.

    This was the main message when IFFA chair Peter deMarsh addressed the United Nations Forum on forests. The 13th session of the forum was held in New York 7 to 11 May 2018.

    Design mechanism to support sustainable wood

    Published: 08.05.2018

    - Identify and design mechanisms that recognise the multiple benefit that sustainable forest management and sustainable wood hade in communities, improving livelihood and cost-effective carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation.

    Halt deforestation and increase forest area

    Published: 22.03.2018

    Strengthening small-scale forest producers and their organisation may halt deforestation and increase forest area.

    The conference “Halt deforestation and increase forest area” was held in Rome 20-22 February 2018

    The conference was a joint initiative between FAO and the Collaborative Partnership of Forests.

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