National Forest Action Programme (NFAP)

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1985, as Tropical Forestry Action Plan. Name changed, 1991, to Tropical Forests Action Programme (TFAP). Present name adopted, 1995. Co-sponsored by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). As of 1996, no longer exists as a special programme, although FAO still supports national forest planning processes.


Curb tropical forest loss by promoting the sustainable use of tropical forest resources to meet local and national needs, on the basis of a country-driven, multidisciplinary and broad-based participatory process, leading to formulation and implementation of long-term strategies and a comprehensive national forestry action plan; strengthen the national capacity, both governmental and non-governmental, for planning and implementation of the plan; catalyze action with the emphasis on country-driven activity, and in a fully transparent way, arrest deforestation and move towards sustainable development of forestry resources; catalyze action to improve the lives of rural people, increasing food production, improving methods of shifting cultivation, increasing supplies of fuelwood and efficiency of its use; support development of human resources and strengthening of institutions; expand income and employment opportunities; employ a multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary approach to the problem of deforestation; devote major attention to policies and other factors outside forests contributing to deforestation; promote conservation of bio-diversity and give due attention to other forest-related global environmental concerns; ensure full involvement of people dependent on forests for their livelihood in development of national forest plans.

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Provides a flexible framework within which each tropical country identifies the main issues, defines medium and long-term strategies and formulates its national forestry action plan, on the basis of a multi-disciplinary approach for the sustainable development of forest resources. Likewise, provides a mechanism for concerted international action for technical and financial support to national efforts. Support the strengthening of national capacity. Emphasizes broad-based participation in the definition of issues of the formulation and implementation of programmes and projects.


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  • Resources
    • Energy
  • Biosciences
    • Biology
  • Society
    • People
  • Amenities
    • Rural
    • Food
  • Industry
    • Production
  • Societal Problems
    • Destruction
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • FAO Bodies
    • Forestry
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Conservation
    • Conservation
  • Harmony
    • Diversity

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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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