- FTA @ GLF Bonn Digital Conference!
FTA @ GLF Bonn Digital Conference!
Contribution of Forests, Trees and Agroforestry to sustainable Food Security and Nutrition in a time of crisis
Wednesday June 3rd
[14h00-15h30 | 15 min break | 15h45-17h15]
The Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Research Program (FTA) of the CGIAR with its partners proudly invites you to our 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.
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Contributions of forests, trees and agroforestry to FSN
TIME 02:00-03:30 PM GMT+2 / CEST
Although forests, trees and agroforestry make enormous contributions to FSN, these contributions are not widely appreciated. This part of the session describes some of these essential contributions and their implications. We will review some of the latest evidence from FTA and partners on such things as: how agroforestry can be used to diversify seasonal food production and improve diets in rural developing communities, how working with communities to enhance agrobiodiversity is resulting in better diets, how forests are used by many communities in different parts of the world to provide nutrient rich foods, how forests provide ecosystem services – water regulation, soil fertility and conservation, pollination, temperature regulation – that support food production, and how many of these important functions are put at risk due to deforestation. We will also hear voices from people in landscapes around the world about what some of these contributions really mean in peoples’ everyday lives.Finally, this session will discuss with participants what, fully acknowledging these many contributions, could mean for practices and policies across a range of stakeholders.
Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
Team Leader,Sustainable Landscapes & Livelihoods
CIFOR Senior Associate; Professor, The university of British Columbia
Scientist, Bioversity International
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech University
Research Associate, CIFOR
Associate Professor, Wageningen University