Participatory Forest Management is up-scaled in national policies

Forestry in Mongolia has been undergoing major changes since the 1990s. The country faces challenges in protecting its shrinking forest area with limited administrative resources. FAO has piloted Participatory Forest Management (PFM), which supports the local pastoralist communities in the management of the forests and their control over forests and grazing lands. As both the communities and the local governments benefit from PFM, the Government of Mongolia has adopted PFM as the national approach to forest management.

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Dominique Reeb (FAO) and Stefania Battistelli (ILC Secretariat)