Small landowners are indispensable
-Small forest landowners live in the world’s forests and are indispensable for the United Nations strategic plan for forests 2017-2030, stated IFFA in the opening statement of UNFF 12.
|Lennart Ackzell, IFFA, giving opening statement|
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.