Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP)

The "Global Forest Expert Panels" initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests  was launched in April 2007 to provide objective and independent scientific assessments of key issues in order to support more informed decision-making at the global level. The initiative is led and coordinated by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The assessments are carried out by thematic Global Forest Expert Panels uniting leading scientists from around the world.

Following the successful completion of the thematic reports on Adaptation of Forests and People to Climate Change, and the International Forest Governance, and Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+, GFEP established a new panel on Forests and Food Security in November 2013 . The new Panel has now comprehensively assessed the linkages between forests and trees and food security and nutrition; the report is launched on 6 May, at a side event of the UNFF11.

GFEP Publications: Latest Release

Full Report

Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition -
A Global Assessment Report

Editors: Bhaskar Vira, Christoph Wildburger, Stephanie Mansourian

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Policy Brief

Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition - Contributing to the "Zero Hunger Challenge"

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