FAO–GLF Digital Forum
Transforming agrifood systems with forests
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This Digital Forum will explore how forests can help transform global agrifood systems.
Agriculture and forestry can provide crucial tools to support sustainable development and tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including hunger, malnutrition, climate change, and biodiversity loss, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These challenges can only be addressed through a coordinated and cross-sectoral approach that presents agriculture and forestry as solutions. This includes conserving, restoring and sustainably managing forests, avoiding deforestation, and maintaining ecosystem services.
In this Digital Forum, we will showcase and promote best practices to enhance synergies, including agroforestry and the restoration of agrosilvopastoral lands, as well as the adoption of innovative approaches and the latest technologies, platforms, data and tools that support integrated landscape planning and informed decision-making.
World Forest Week
The Digital Forum will be organized back-to-back to the 26th Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO26), and the 8th World Forest Week, to be held from 3–7 October. It will provide space for FAO, partners and FAO Members to discuss topics related to forestry and agriculture linkages, food security, financing, gender and inclusiveness, and digital innovations. FAO has been a GLF Charter Member since 2021.
The digital forum Transforming agrifood systems with forests takes place online on 29 September and will showcase and promote best practices to enhance synergies, including agroforestry and the restoration of agrosilvopastoral lands, as well as the adoption of innovative approaches and the latest technologies, platforms, data and tools that support integrated landscape planning and informed decision-making.
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The World in 2050: A vision of forestry towards sustainable and resilient agrifood systems
In this high-level panel, speakers will offer regional perspectives on the role of forestry in sustainable and resilient agrifood systems with a focus on drylands and grazing with trees.
Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism
Minister of Agriculture
International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists: Efforts towards dryland restoration
Ormoc-Kananga Young Farmers Association (ORKAYFA), Philippines
Learning from good practices: How do we make our forests fit for the future of agrifood systems?
During this session the policy brief What have we learned from trees? Three decades of farmer field schools on agroforestry and forestry will be launched.
- How can extensive grazing be beneficial for the restoration of dryland ecosystems?
- How can private sector engagement boost sustainable agroforestry systems in Mauritius?
- How does a climate-smart village after the field school model work in Pakistan?
- What is the potential for upscaling agro-ecology for the transformation of agrifood systems under the GEF-7 Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Programme?
- How can forests increase biodiversity and ecosystem benefits for agriculture? The role of pollinators
Research Team Leader of Rangeland Ecology and Forages
International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
National Farmer Field School Specialist
Co-Chair, Generation Restoration Youth Hub
Research Group on Ecological Interactions in Agroecosystems, University of Buenos Aires
Institute for Research and Promotion of Alternatives in Development (IRPAD), Mali
How can agriculture production be decoupled from deforestation?
- How can a certification for forest risk free agriculture production work?
- Perspectives of a consumer country
- Halting deforestation from agricultural value chains: The role of governments
- Measures that can foster synergies between forestry and agriculture and reduce trade-offs
- Tracking the land footprints of commodities: Introduction to a new database
How to improve decision making using better data and the latest tools?
- Introduction to Forest Data Partnership
- Role of governments
- Role of the private sector
- Harnessing technology for better data
- The Framework on Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM)
- Good practices for the effective restoration of ecosystems in the context of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
- Supporting forest restoration planning: Se.plan, a free and open-source SEPAL tool
- Setting up systems for monitoring restoration initiatives: The Aurora app
- Integrated landscape planning for informed decision-making
- Conservation Approaches and Technologies
The Forest Data Partnership – eliminating supply chain deforestation and catalyzing ecosystem restoration through better data
Chief of Party, USAID Forest Data Partnership
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Program Manager, Forests and Climate
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Senior Manager Sustainable Sourcing, Digital Solutions
Sr. Program Manager, Forest & Nature at Google Earth Outreach
Better data and latest tools
Senior Forestry Officer, Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism Forestry Division
Director of the Environmental Mapping Domain
Spatial Informatics Group
Senior Manager Restoration Policy & Forest Economist
Sustainable Land Management Expert
Centre for Development and Environment / World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies
Forestry Officer, FAO Forestry Division
NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIPS
Engagement and Growth Coordinator