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The Open Foris Initiative was established in 2009 by the [http://www.fao.org Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)] to develop, share and support tools and methods for multi-purpose forest assessment, monitoring and reporting.  The Initiative was spearheaded by the [http://www.fao.org/forestry/fma/76453/en/ FAO-Finland Forestry Programme] as part of [http://www.fao.org/forestry/fma/en/ FAO’s support to Forest Monitoring and Assessment] in collaboration with the [http://www.fao.org/forestry/fra/en/ FAO Global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA)] and the [http://www.un-redd.org/ UN-REDD Programme].  Additional contributions have been made by the [http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/ Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC)], the [http://www.metla.fi/index-en.html Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla)] and other public and private institutions and individuals.  Originally piloted together with the national forest inventories of five countries, Open Foris has since been adopted by public and private institutions in over a half-dozen projects at national and subnational level.
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The [http://www.openforis.org Open Foris Initiative] was established in 2009 by the [http://www.fao.org Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)] to develop, share and support tools and methods for multi-purpose forest assessment, monitoring and reporting.  The Initiative was spearheaded by the [http://www.fao.org/forestry/fma/76453/en/ FAO-Finland Forestry Programme] as part of [http://www.fao.org/forestry/fma/en/ FAO’s support to Forest Monitoring and Assessment] in collaboration with the [http://www.fao.org/forestry/fra/en/ FAO Global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA)] and the [http://www.un-redd.org/ UN-REDD Programme].  Additional contributions have been made by the [http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/ Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC)], the [http://www.metla.fi/index-en.html Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla)] and other public and private institutions and individuals.  Originally piloted together with the national forest inventories of five countries, Open Foris has since been adopted by public and private institutions in over a half-dozen projects at national and subnational level.
The Initiative supports sustainable capacity and institutional development by providing tools which facilitate national forest inventory (NFI) data management and processing, while minimizing the barrier to entry frequently faced by developing countries.  It aims to give countries the tools and knowledge needed to perform evidence-based policy development and decision making, strengthen sustainable forest management and to meet national and international reporting requirements.
The Initiative supports sustainable capacity and institutional development by providing tools which facilitate national forest inventory (NFI) data management and processing, while minimizing the barrier to entry frequently faced by developing countries.  It aims to give countries the tools and knowledge needed to perform evidence-based policy development and decision making, strengthen sustainable forest management and to meet national and international reporting requirements.

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