Sound forest management is essential to supporting and balancing the needs of local people and industries for diverse forest products and services, while ensuring the sustainable use of forest resources and forest biodiversity. But while decisions are made by local, regional, national and international institutions, policies and practices at one level may not always integrate with those at other levels.
CIFOR-ICRAF works across with diverse stakeholder groups across different scales to identify context-specific options for sound forest management – and socioeconomic development based on it – as well as to strengthen associated governance systems and value chains to support equity, transparency, accountability and social justice.
Manuel R. Guariguata
Forest management: Fast facts