IFFA would like to highlight small landowners’ contribution to climate action, better livelihoods, clean water, erosion control and the possibility to send children to school. This is some of the benefit small scale forestry gives to the family, the community and the larger society.
IFFA delivered the opening statement1 May 2017 to the 12th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests on behalf of Famers and Small Forest Landowners Major Group.
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
- 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
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.