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FAO Assessment on Teak Highlights Decline in Natural Forests [viewed]

FAO26 March 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has completed a Teak Resources and Market Assessment in 60 tropical countries, which notes the decline in the quality of natural grown teak but also identifies an increase in the area and quality of planted teak forests.

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ITTO, FAO Workshop Addresses Global Forest Reporting [viewed]

21 March 2012: The proceedings of a joint workshop organized by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Montreal Process, FOREST EUROPE, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to discuss streamlining of global forest reporting, have been released.

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Experts Adopt Draft Guidelines on Land Tenure and Access to Fisheries and Forests [viewed]

FAO13 March 2012: The Open Ended Working Group established by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to negotiate a set of voluntary guidelines on responsible governance of land tenure and access rights to land, fisheries and forest resources has held its last and final round of negotiations.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Questions Whether REDD+ Will Work in Fragile States [viewed]

14 March 2012: The March issue of Go-REDD+, a newsletter of the UN-REDD-Programme's Asia-Pacific team, focuses on whether REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and carbon stock enhancement in developing countries) in its current form can be achievable by all States, and in particular in "fragile" States.

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Event: International Virtual Congress on Green Economy and Socio-productive Inclusion: The Role of Family Agriculture [viewed]

Brazil's Ministry of Agricultural Development, with support from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), will hold a "virtual congress" aimed at providing a platform for civil society and the general public to discuss sustainable development issues related to family agriculture with experts, researchers and public sector managers. The discussions will be synthesized into a special report that will be presented to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The virtual conference will feature two broad conferences on the themes of "green economy" and "socio-productive inclusion," while specialized forums will be provided on three thematic axes: rural sustainable development (including poverty and the role of women); natural resources and food sovereignty (including water and land management, desertification and climate change); and sustainable consumption and production.  

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Event: Review of the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa [viewed]

Organized by the NEPAD-FAO Fish Programme (NFFP), on a suggestion made at the 16th Session of the Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa (CIFAA) to assess the CIFAA's role as a Regional Fishery Body (RFB), delegates will review the issues, constraints and opportunities for CIFAA, discuss possible solutions to contraints on CIFAA's effectiveness, identify key areas for CIFAA, and recommend future steps to be taken.  

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Event: Eighth UN-REDD Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

The eighth UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting will be held from 25-26 March 2012. It will be followed by a joint meeting of the governing bodies of the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), on 27 March 2012.  

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FAO, CITES Workshop Reviews Effectiveness of Regulatory Shark Measures [viewed]

7 March 2012: The report of an international workshop to “Review the Application and Effectiveness of International Regulatory Measures for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Elasmobranchs,” organized jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Convention on International Trade of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), was been released.

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Event: 26th Session of the North American Forest Commission [viewed]

Established in 1958, the North American Forest Commission (NAFC) is one of six Regional Forestry Commissions established by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. It meets every two years. At its 26th session, NAFC is scheduled to discuss, among other agenda items: the strengthening of international cooperation in forest fire; the long-term strategy for the Global Forest Resources Assessment; and regional issues identified by the Commission for the attention of the Committee on Forestry (COFO).  

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FAO Releases Reports on Methodologies and Good Practices for Sustainable Bioenergy [viewed]

FAO5 March 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced several new publications from its Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project on: methodologies, good practices, and policy measures for promoting sustainable bioenergy development.

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