Expert Panel on Forests and Food Security 2015
Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition - A Global Assessment Report
This report presents the results of the fourth global scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of GFEP. It reflects the importance of policy coherence and integration more than any previous GFEP assessment. It was launched at a time when the United Nations General Assembly sought to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which build upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. In this context, the eradication of hunger, realisation of food security and the improvement of nutrition were of particular relevance.
By 2050, the international community will face the challenge of providing 9 billion people with food, shelter and energy. Despite impressive productivity increases, there is growing evidence that conventional agricultural strategies will fall short of eliminating global hunger and malnutrition. The assessment report provides comprehensive scientific evidence on how forests, trees and landscapes can be – and must be - an integral part of the solution to this global problem. In other words, we must connect the dots and see the bigger picture.
Editors: Bhaskar Vira, Christoph Wildburger, Stephanie Mansourian
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Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition Contributing to the “Zero Hunger Challenge”
This policy brief summarizes the key messages of the GFEP report “Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition - A Global Assessment Report” and reaches out to international as well as national policymakers and other stakeholders.
Following key messages are highlighted:
- Forests and Trees Matter for Food Security and Nutrition
- Integrated Governance is Necessary for Multi-functional Landscapes
- Securing Tenure and Local Control is Essential for Forests and Food Security
- There is a Need to Reimagine Forests and Food Security
Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition - Contributing to the "Zero Hunger Challenge"