ATIBT’s President joins the Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries


Françoise van de Ven, President of ATIBT, has just been appointed to the FAO Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI).

Photo : IMAGEO – ATIBT 2022

The ACSFI is the only FAO statutory body composed of senior executives from the private industry sector worldwide.

Its objectives:

  • providing guidance on activities and programmes of work of the FAO Forestry Division
  • creating a forum for dialogue between FAO and the private sector to enhance the understanding of emerging opportunities, and to identify strategic actions that promote sustainable forest management, as well as sustainable consumption and production patterns related to forest products.

In 2020, the ACSFI Strategic Framework 2020-2030 was developed as an instrument to guide the Committee in improving its overall impact: it aims to enhance its work through specific actions related to governance, outreach and areas of strategic interest (for information, see the 2020-2030 Strategic Framework ). This Framework currently focuses on two main areas of strategic interest: the bioeconomy and the  ecosystem restoration).

The ATIBT will keep a close eye on future ACFSI activities, and is delighted that its President has joined the Committee, so that we can pool our efforts to promote the sustainable management of forest resources.

ACCESS ACSFI page on the FAO website