Regional Project on Assistance for the Implementation of
the Model Forest Approach for Sustainable Forest Management
in the Asia Pacific Region (GCP/RAS/177/JPN, or RMFP) was
launched in February 2000 and will run until February 2003.
It is funded by the Government of Japan, executed by the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) and has four participating countries, i.e. China,
Myanmar, Philippines & Thailand.
Project aims to contribute to the efforts of the four Project
countries to sustainably manage their forest resources through
strengthening their national and community-level capacities
in the development and implementation of field-level model
field-level model forests will incorporate partnerships
among all stakeholders, and "best practices" for
sustainable forest management, taking into account the multiple
uses and functions of forests, the many diverse demands
placed on the forests and forest lands by various stakeholders,
the need to balance economic, social and environmental considerations,
and the special needs and priorities of each country.
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