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Countries will now find reporting on their forest resources considerably easier, following the release earlier last month of a new FAO online platform that allows them to provide forest data that is more consistent, reliable and transparent. Developed by FAO with financial support from the European Union and the Government of Finland, the platform will be a key resource for the 236 countries and territories engaging in the latest Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), a major FAO global data compilation and reporting exercise that takes place every five years.

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Read more in the FAO press release “New tools for reporting on world’s forest resources launched” and watch the short introductory video, which was released in Toluca, Mexico on 5 March, at the workshop to launch the FRA 2020 survey. Also, visit the Global Forest Resources Assessment website.

Also view the new FAO publication 1948–2018: Seventy years of FAO’s Global Forest Resources Assessment, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of FAO’s flagship forestry programme.

Listen to FAO's Anssi Pekkarinen elaborates on new tools to assess forest resources.

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