• 3 June 2020
  • 14:00-17:15

Contribution of Forests, Trees and Agroforestry to sustainable Food Security and Nutrition in a time of crisis

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The Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Research Program (FTA) of the CGIAR with its partners is proudly organizing a session at the upcoming GLF Bonn Digital Event. Forests, trees and agroforestry provide critical contributions to Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) which are ever more important in times of crisis, such as the one we are living now. They provide nutrition dense foods such as fruits and nuts, contribute to livelihoods and to the diversification of production and sources of income, they provide ecosystem services – water regulation, soil fertility and conservation, pollination, temperature regulation – that support farming systems and contribute to their adaptation to climate change. They are an essential component of sustainable and resilient food systems, contributing to the four dimensions of food security and nutrition both for the forest-dependent communities and globally.

The session will present some of the multiple ways by which Forests, Trees and Agroforestry contribute to FSN, and examine their roles in increasing the resilience of food systems and households to ensure stability of FSN. It will feature a mix of short presentations, videos, interventions from actors on the ground, panel discussions and questions and answers with the audience. Related materials: