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Publication | 30 November 2018

Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition

In October 2014, at its 41st session, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the  High  Level  Panel  of  Experts  (HLPE)  to  prepare  a  study  on  sustainable  forestry  for  food security and nutrition (FSN) to inform the debates at the 44th CFS Plenary Session of October 2017. The key issue here is the multiple contributions of forests and trees to FSN in its four dimensions and how they can be optimized, at different spatial and temporal scales, in a context of  increasing  and  competing  demands  on  land,  forests  and  trees  (including  for  wood,  food, energy and ecosystem services), as well as of climate change.

This report is an evidence-based, comprehensive analysis of the diverse, direct and indirect, contributions of forests and trees to FSN. Chapter 1 examines the linkages between forests and FSN and proposes, for the purpose of this report, a conceptual framework and a forest typology grounded on management criteria. Chapter 2 provides an in-depth analysis of the channels through which forests and trees contribute to FSN. Chapter 3 reviews the state of the world’s forests and identifies challenges and opportunities for forestry in relation to FSN. Chapter 4 is solution-oriented and discusses how to optimize the contributions of forests and trees to FSN in a sustainable manner.

Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition
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