Forest Policy and Governance

Land tenure, forest use conflicts and benefit sharing arrangements are key issues to be addressed in African forest policy. State-of-the-art knowledge on these issues across Sub-Saharan Africa will assist in formulation and implementation of appropriate policies.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:50

(FAO-EU FLEGT Programme News 24/11/17) Timber buyers and producers in Ghana discussed how to ensure a reliable supply of legal timber against a backdrop of rising domestic demand as well as a new public procurement policy.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:48

(KGOU 26/11/2017) The Earth's forests are getting smaller. As they do, they're also changing shape - from big expanses of trees to smaller forest fragments separated by roads or farmland. That's making life a struggle for many plants and animals.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:42

As we grapple with the scourge of climate change, world-wide forest destruction, plunder and droughts, our forests in the developing world are also not being spared.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 15:14

Johannesburg, November 29, 2017 - Nigeria has pledged to restore 4 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 as part of the AFR100 Initiative and Bonn Challenge, signalling the continuing drive across Africa to bring back productivity to its land.

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:25

By 2030, 24 African countries pledge to restore 100 million hectares of land. To some, this might sound like utopia. For us, it is reality, and *it.is.happening*!

Read more about this amazing initiative:

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:16

By 2030, 24 African countries pledge to restore 100 million hectares of land. To some, this might sound like utopia. For us, it is reality, and *it.is.happening* !

Read more about this amazing initiative:

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:25

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

"African forest-related policy and politics"

24-27 September 2018 in Yaoundé, Cameroon

1st announcement

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:06

Ce livre nous emmène au coeur des zones de forêts denses et sahéliennes de l'Afrique centrale, un écosystème précieux et essentiel à la vie quotidienne de ses habitants, représentant l'un des trois principaux ensembles boisés tropicaux de la planète.

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:13

The International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) will be hosting the annual Northern Africa Regional Meeting (NARM) in Sunyani, Ghana, 21-26 May 2017.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:01

Planning for the ICFR/IUFRO 7th Forest Science Symposium, which will take place from 18-20 July 2017 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is well in hand and detailed information can be found on the ICFR website

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:30

The 12th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests will be held in New York from 1-5 May 2017.  The Agenda items include the following:

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:21

IUFRO launched a new policy brief on forest landscape restoration at COFO23 World Forest Week hosted at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy.

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 23:28

The impacts of charcoal production on woodland were assessed in the Forest-Savannah Transition Zone of Ghana to facilitate policy formulation for a win-win situation for both sustainable woodland management and charcoal production.

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:01

Given the considerable current political momentum and commitment towards Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) by global and national policy makers, there is the need to discuss and further develop approaches and mechanisms of FLR implementation on the ground.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 22:21

The Rwandan Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA) in cooperation with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the Food and Agriculture Organization, and Wageningen University, based on funding support by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) are organising an International Knowledge-Sharing Workshop on “Forest Landscape Restoration and Global Change: From Policy to Practice” in Kigali, Rwanda from 26 to 27 July, 2016.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:34

Draft ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the eleventh sesssion of the United Nations Forum on Forests