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    The State of the World’s Forests 2018
    Forest pathways to sustainable development
    2018
    Nearly three years ago, world leaders agreed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the central framework for guiding development policies throughout the world. This edition of The State of the World’s Forests is aimed at enhancing our understanding of how forests and their sustainable management contribute to achieving several of the SDGs. Time is running out for the world’s forests: we need to work across sectors, bring stakeholders together, and take urgent action. The State of the World’s Forests 2018 identifies actions that can be taken to increase the contributions of forests and trees that are necessary to accelerate progress towards the SDGs. It is now critical that steps be taken to work more effectively with the private sector, and the informal forest sector must be transformed in order to bring broader economic, social and environmental benefits. Seventy years ago, when FAO completed its first assessment of the world’s forest resources, the major concern was whether there would be enough timber to supply global demand; now we recognize the greater global relevance of our forests and trees. For the first time, The State of the World’s Forests 2018 provides an assessment of the contribution of forests and trees to our landscapes and livelihoods. The purpose of this publication is to provide a much wider audience with an understanding of why forests and trees matter for people, the planet and posterity.
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    The State of the World’s Forests 2018. In brief
    Forest pathways to sustainable development
    2018
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    This booklet contains the main points of the publication The State of the World’s Forests 2018.
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    Georgia Case Study: Prepared for FAO as part of the State of the World’s Forests 2016 (SOFO) 2016
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    The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) 2016 “Forests and Agriculture – Land Use Challenges and Opportunities” examines the competing demands for land for forests and agriculture; and the relationship between forest cover changes and food security. In particular, forests and food security highlight the possibility to meet food security objectives while maintaining or increasing existing forests. FAO has identified about ten countries that have either significantly reduced their deforesta tion rate or have maintained/increased their forest cover and, at the same time, have increased food security since 1990. Georgia case study was carried out to analyze the key factors that have contributed to these positive trends.

    The goal of this document is to put together and to analyze information and materials which have played significant role in improving forest condition and food safety during last 25 years. In the limits of this short-term task it is impossible to carry out full de tailed analysis. Nevertheless, the opportunity to use results of earlier researches has greatly helped correct formulation of basic problems for further discussion.

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