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FAO International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition

FAO arrange conference on “Forests for Food Security and Nutrition” the 13-15th of May 2013 at FAO in Rome, pre-register for the conference no later than the 15th of March.

Information from FAO about the conference:

Forests, trees and agroforestry systems contribute to food security and nutrition in many ways, but such contributions are usually poorly reflected in national development and food security strategies. Coupled with poor coordination between sectors, the net result is that forests are mostly left out of policy decisions related to food security and nutrition.

The International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition will increase understanding of the crucial role that forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems can play in improving the food security and nutrition of rural people, especially in developing countries. It will propose ways to integrate this knowledge in policy decisions at the national and international levels.

Conference objectives are to:

- highlight the ways in which forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems contribute to food security and nutrition
- explore policy options and innovative approaches for increasing the role of forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems in food security and nutrition
- identify key challenges and bottlenecks hindering that  contribution

Registration: Pre-register for the conference here no later than the 15th of March 

Read more about the theme of the conference: FAO's publication on Forests for Improved Nutrition and Food Security.

Join the online discussion “Forests and trees provide benefits for food security and nutrition– what is your say?” ahead of the conference at Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition.  

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Agroforestry in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, Photo: Lisa Westholm

 

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