Migration and forests: what state and non-state actors can do to optimize economic, social and environmental outcomes

  • 18/12/2023
  • FAO

This publication assesses the migration and forest interface. It describes why migration outcomes in forest landscapes matter, what drives them, how they can be shaped, and who can do what to optimize those outcomes. It draws qualified conclusions about the benefits of a positive approach to managing the complexity of forest-linked migration. Such an approach seeks to increase understanding on migration and forests, clarify tenure in forest-linked migration places, destigmatize migration, facilitate movements and flows of people, cash and information (except where they threaten high conservation value forests), develop migration-aware forest policies and extension support, and empower local member-based organizations as key actors in alliance with support providers and governments dedicated to optimizing outcomes of forest-linked migration.