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World Series Vol. 33 - Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition. A Global Assessment Report

The GFEP global assessment report on "Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition" was officially launched at UNFF11 in New York, on 6 May 2015.

Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition. A Global Assessment Report.
Prepared by the Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Food Security

Editors: Bhaskar Vira, Christoph Wildburger & Stephanie Mansourian

IUFRO World Series Volume 33. Vienna. 172 p.

ISBN 978-3-902762-40-5
ISSN 1016-3263

Published by:
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), 2015

For download: the complete document


This report presents the results of the fourth global scientific assessment undertaken so far in the framework of GFEP. It reflects the importance of policy coherence and integration more than any previous GFEP assessment. It comes at a time when the United Nations General Assembly seeks 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 are 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 in hand 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.

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Press release available at:

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