Committee on Forest Development in the Tropics

Comité de la mise en valeur des forêts dans les tropiques
Comité de Desarrollo Forestal en los Trópicos

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18-20 Oct 1967, Rome (Italy), as a Committee of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under Article VI-2 of the FAO Constitution. No activity reported since 1991.


Study technical, economic, environmental, institutional and social problems relating to the development of tropical forests, particularly in developing countries, having regard to conservation, production, utilization, conversion and marketing aspects, and to research and training, in coordination with the activities of other organizations concerned; review international programmes and activities relevant to the conservation and management of tropical forest ecosystems and study and report on the harmonization of such programmes and on the concerted action which could be undertaken by governments and international organizations to ensure the development and rational utilization of tropical forest and related resources; report to Director-General and, through him, inform other interested United Nations agencies and international organizations on matters considered by the Committee.

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Tropical Forests Action Programme (TFAP).


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English, French, Spanish.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 53 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Tropical Zones
  • Geography
    • Ecology
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Forestry
  • Economics
    • Resource Utilization
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



Last News Received

8. Jan 1997
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