FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO)


22nd Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO), FAO Headquartrs in Rome, Italy (Photo credit:FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations created the Committee on Forestry (COFO) as one of its governing bodies to fulfill its goals of providing food security for everyone. The COFO, as the highest FAO forestry statutory body, gathers 138 countries in biennial session at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. It brings together senior government officials and headsof different forest services to review international forestry problems, identify solutions, and adivse FAO on appropriate actions.
Focal Office:
Forestry Management Bureau (FMB)
First Session - May 1972
Focal Persons:
High Level
      OIC, Assistant Secretaryfor Staff Bureaus
      Department of Environment and Natural Resources
      Tel. No. - (632) 926 1004

Technical Level
       DENR - Forest Management Bureau
       Tel. No. - (632) 928 9313
       Email -    
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The 22nd Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 22) in 2014 reviewed the state of the world's forests with emphasis on socio-economic benefits including income, employment, ownership, anf management rights. In this context, it examined forest policy measures that promote sustainable production and consumption, access to resources, markets, financing equitable benefit sharing, and valuation of forest products and services.

COFO 22 provided opportunities for member countries to consider ways of promoting the contributions of forests to global developmental objectives and ensuring they feed into global negotiation processes such as the development of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
This Page was updated on 19 March 2018 and will be updated on 19 October 2018
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