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The State of the Worlds Forests to be launched on 23 June

FAO will present the key findings of its biannual flagship publication the State of the Worlds Forests (SOFO)on Monday, 23 June 2014, at 11:45 am.

June 20, 2014 12:08 IST | India Infoline News Service
FAO will present the key findings of its biannual flagship publication the State of the Worlds Forests (SOFO)on Monday23 June 2014, at 11:45 am. This years issue focuses on the role of socioeconomic benefits provided by forests, including income and employment, wood energy and forest products in housing, as well as the need to shift attention from trees to people, both for data collection and policy making.
 
In this context, the FAOs Committee on Forestry (COFO), meeting in Rome 23-27 June 2014, will review forest policy measures that promote sustainable production and consumption; ownership and management rights; access to resources, markets and financing; equitable benefit sharing; and valuation of forest products and services.
 
FAO will appoint Prince Laurent of Belgium on Monday, 23 June, as Special Ambassador for Forests and the Environment in recognition of his longstanding efforts to promote global development and sustainable technologies.
 
Two publications dedicated to family forestry  - A Roadmap on the Way Forward for Forest Producer Organizations and Making change happen: what can governments do to strengthen forest producer organizations will be launched on Thursday, 26 June (12:00-18:00).

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