FAO

Event: Forests: The Heart of a Green Economy [viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and other international organizations are organizing this full-day side event during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The event will highlight the role of forests and industry in fostering local livelihoods at the resource base and in enabling product transition to a low-carbon bio-economy among consumers, and will cover the following themes: the role of the forest sector in emerging bio-economies; forest certification; and contributions of forest industry in rural development.  

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FAO LAC Forestry Commission Discusses Climate Change, Forest Management [viewed]

FAO19 March 2012: The 27th meeting of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC) has developed recommendations to FAO about forest genetic resources, climate change, sustainable forest management (SFM) and priorities for the draft work programme of FAO's Committee on Forestry (COFO).

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2010 FAO Forest Assessment Available on CD-ROM [viewed]

FAO2 April 2012: The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA 2010), compiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, is now available on CD-ROM. 

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IPPC Adopts New Strategic Framework and Resource Mobilization Strategy [viewed]

IPPC26 March 2012: At its seventh session, the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CMP 7) adopted, among other decisions: the IPPC Strategic Framework 2012-2019; a resource mobilization strategy; six International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs); as well as a number of institutional and procedural decisions. The CMP is the Governing Body of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

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Mountain Partnership Meeting Addresses Sustainable Development in Argentine Andes [viewed]

15 March 2012: Argentina held a national committee meeting and workshop in the context of the Mountain Partnership's "Strengthening participatory governance for sustainable development of the Andes" project. Participants examined a national mountain assessment report, and outlined an action plan and set of goals for strengthening participatory management in the Argentine Andes over the next 18 months.

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ITPGR Secretary Takes Stock of Ten Years of Implementation [viewed]

March 2012: The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has published the March 2012 edition of its Leading the Field newsletter, which features an article by ITPGR Secretary Shakeel Bhatti on the Treaty's first ten years of implementation.

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Event: 23rd Meeting of the FAO Committee on Agriculture [viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)'s Committee on Agriculture (COAG) will consider technical work relating to: options for stakeholder dialogue in support of sustainable livestock developments; sustainable crop production intensification; perspectives of land and water resources in a changing climate; and improving statistics for food security, sustainable agriculture and rural development.  

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IICA, FAO to Consolidate Joint Efforts in LAC [viewed]

30 March 2012: The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), a specialized agency of the Organization of American States (OAS), has signed a letter of understanding with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to consolidate their joint efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

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UN-REDD to Support National Programmes in the Congo and Sri Lanka [viewed]

28 March 2012: The UN-REDD Programme Policy Board, at its eighth meeting, approved US$8 million to support the National Programmes of the Republic of Congo and Sri Lanka for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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UN-REDD Reviews its 2011 Activities [viewed]

26 March 2012: The UN-REDD Programme has launched its "2011 Year in Review" report, which provides an overview of the Programme's achievements at the national and international levels on activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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