IUFRO Spotlights

2015-05-06

IUFRO Spotlight #30 – Forests: Food for thought – and nourishment

Fighting global hunger is high on the global political agenda and, evidence indicates that conventional agricultural strategies fall short of eliminating global hunger. A new report is now highlighting the important role of forests and tree-based systems in building up food security particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable, including women.


More than 60 renowned scientists from around the world collaborated on the peer-reviewed publication "Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition. A Global Assessment Report", which was coordinated by IUFRO on behalf of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). The study comes in the lead up to the United Nations' finalization of the Sustainable Development Goals, designed to address, among other global challenges, poverty and hunger.

The full report, published as IUFRO World Series 33 and edited by Bhaskar Vira, Christoph Wildburger and Stephanie Mansourian, and the related policy brief can be found at: http://www.iufro.org/science/gfep/forests-and-food-security-panel/report.

For further information on the IUFRO-led 'Global Forest Experts Panels' initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), please visit: http://www.iufro.org/science/gfep/.

 

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