FAO

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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Event: Near East and North Africa Regional Consultation Workshop on the Development of Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries [viewed]

The objectives of the workshop, which is organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), are to support the Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) development process by providing inputs and advice, both with regard to good policies and practices in the North Africa and Middle East region, and in respect to overall principles and contents; and to start addressing implementation issues.  

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Event: Ninth Session of the Compliance Committee of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission [viewed]

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) is an intergovernmental organization established under the Constitution of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). It is mandated to manage tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas. At its ninth meeting, the Compliance Committee will: perform an overview of the implementation of the IOTC conservation measures; review national reports on the progress of implementation of management measures; review country-based compliance reports; and review issues related to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.  

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Event: FAO Expert Group Meeting: Unlocking the Wealth of Forests for Community Development [viewed]

This expert group meeting, titled "Unlocking the Wealth of Forests for Community Development - Commercializing Products from Community Forests," is organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It will seek to develop concrete strategies for an international agenda to promote commercialization of products from community forests in order to contribute to community and national economic development efforts.  

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Event: 20th Session of the Fishery Committee for the East and Central Atlantic [viewed]

This session of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) is scheduled to, among other agenda items: take action on the recommendations of its 19th session; discuss the main outcomes of the sixth session of the Scientific Sub-Committee; and carry out a performance review of CECAF.  

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FAO Paper Examines MPA Governance in Brazil, Palau, India and Senegal [viewed]

FAO2 March 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a technical paper featuring case studies from Brazil, India, Palau and Senegal. The paper is intended to ground the FAO Technical Guidelines on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Fisheries in practical experience and to inform the use of MPAs globally.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Activities in Indonesia and Sri Lanka [viewed]

UN-REDD28 February 2012: The February issue of the UN-REDD Programme's monthly Newsletter reviews various international and country-specific activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and carbon stock enhancement in developing countries (REDD+).

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FAO Supports Fight Against Ugandan Illegal Timber and Charcoal Trade [viewed]

FAO21 February 2012: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has signed letters of agreement to support the work of CARE International and WWF, two non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in their activities aimed at combating illegal harvesting and trade in timber and charcoal in Uganda.

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Global Organic Market Access Conference Examines Barriers for Access in Developing Countries [viewed]

GOMA14 February 2011: The Global Organic Market Access Conference focused on challenges facing organic agriculture in emerging markets, noting the large impact that minor differences in organic standards can have on accessing markets.

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