My neighbour and fellow family forest owner, Terry Young and I are discussing next winter's fire wood supply and exchanging best new year wishes for us and all our family forestry friends, amidst the cold and snow of eastern Canada, says Peter deMarsh (right) (Photo: Susan Young)
The work of IFFA depends entirely on good collaboration among our members, and with our partners. May 2018 bring continued cooperation in our shared goal to promote family forestry world-wide!
Best wishes for the new year from IFFA Chair
Committed to international communication
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.