alexa State of the World forests
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Author(s): FAO

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FAO's Global Forest Resources Assessment is designed to serve countries, international processes and the public by providing information that can be used in policy-making, planning and evaluation of progress in achieving sustainable forest management. Forests and trees not only provide wood and non-wood products, but also provide numerous environmental goods and services such as conservation of biological diversity and mitigation of climate change, and they have a key role in alleviating poverty and improving food security. These multiple uses, especially local and gender-specific ones, have in the past been under-represented in forest assessments, and their inclusion will help determine the usefulness of future efforts.

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This article was published in FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS and referenced in Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

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