The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently undertaking the Third Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study (APFSOS III) which aims to assess how the future is likely to unfold and to identify emerging challenges and opportunities in the forestry sector.
Together with the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), we are conducting a youth perception survey to gather the perspectives of young people on the future of forests and forestry. This is a tailored-survey for students and young professionals who are:
  • 18 to 35 years old;
  • taking up/graduated with a Forestry or natural resources-related courses (Environmental Science, Agriculture, Agroforestry, Natural Resources Conservation, Energy, etc.) in an APFSOS-focus country* (see the full list of countries below).
Responses from this survey will be used to guide decision-makers on the perspectives of youth about the forestry sector. The survey is also designed to be integrated into the analysis of the possible scenarios for the forestry sector in 2030 and 2050.

Please note that all answers will be strictly confidential. The information you provided herein will be used for the sole purpose of this study.

The survey may take 5-8 minutes of your time. It will be open until 25 March 2019.  In case you encounter any problem, please report to For more information, please visit Thank you very much for sharing your valuable response.

Best regards,
Forest Sector Outlook Study Team

*countries include: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Democratic People's Rep of Korea, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Viet Nam