Programme

Final programme [print version]  

 Monday, 13 May

0930-1130

High level opening session
Plenary Hall, Building A, 3rd floor

 
1130-1230

Theme 1: The benefits of forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems for food security and nutrition
Plenary Hall, Building A, 3rd floor

Presentation of video highlighting the contributions of forests and trees on farm to food security and nutrition

Keynote presentation by Tony Simons, Director General, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

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1230-1400

Lunch break

 

1400-1530

Parallel session 1
The direct provision of food
Green Room

Introductory presentation: Managing forests for food
Eduardo Brondizio, Professor and former Chair of the Anthropology Department, Indiana University

Panel:

  1. Forest wildlife
    Ali Kaka, Regional Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN
  2. Food and nutrition security from trees on farms
    Ludovic Conditamde, Director of West Africa Operations, Tree Aid
  3. Edible insects
    Yupa Hanboonsong, Associate Professor, Faculty of Entomology, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  4. Forests in provision of food to mountain communities
    Andrew Taber, Executive Director, The Mountain Institute

Facilitated discussion

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Parallel session 2
Forests as a source of income for food security
Red Room

Introductory presentation: Incomes from forests and trees to secure food and nutrition
Felician Kilahama, Chair of the FAO Committe on Forestry

Panel:

  1. Employment creation in the forest sector
    Joaquim Bento de Souza Ferreira Filho, Professor at Department of Economics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  2. The role of small and medium forest enterprises in dryland forest ecosystems
    Zoubida Charrouf, Professor at the Faculty of Sciences, Mohamed V-University, Morocco
  3. Improving incomes through agroforestry
    Bernard Giraud, President, Livelihoods Fund, France 
  4. Improving incomes from payments for ecosystem services
    Ronnie de Camino Velozo, Director of CATIE, the Latin American Chair of Forest Landscapes Management

Facilitated discussion

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1530-1700

Parallel session 3
The role of forests and trees in sustainable diets
Green Room

Introductory presentation: Forests and trees on farm in sustainable diets
Patrick Van Damme, Tropical Agriculture and Ethnobotany,
Ghent University

Panel:

  1. Indigenous peoples’ food systems
    Barbara Burlingame, Principal Nutrition Officer, FAO
  2. The contribution of forest products to  micronutrient intakes and healthy diets
    Katja Kehlenbeck, ICRAF, Kenya
  3. The contribution of forest foods to diets
    Patricia Shanley, Programme Director, People & Plants International
  4. The contribution of wood energy to sustainable diets
    Wouter Maes, Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Ghent University

Facilitated discussion

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Parallel session 4
The role of ecosystem services
Red Room

Introductory presentation: Increasing food security and nutrition through ecosystem services
 
Peter Holmgren, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Panel:

  1. Tree biodiversity in agricultural landscapes
    Oscar Eyog Matig, Member of the Governing Council, African Forest Forum (AFF)
  2. Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change for food security and resilience
    El Hadj Adama Toure, Senior Agricultural Economist, World Bank, Ivory Coast
  3. Case study on watershed management (Spanish)
    Raul Cordova, Watershed Management Expert, Ecuador
  4. The importance of mangroves to fisheries
    Jurgenne Primavera, Co-Chair of IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group, the Philippines

Facilitated discussion

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 1800

 Official Reception

Tuesday, 14 May 

0900-0945

Moderator's summary of main issues and outcomes of Day 1
Green Room 

Theme 2: Key challenges and bottlenecks

Keynote presentation:  Global challenges for forests, food security and nutrition
Henry Djombo, Minister for Forest Economy and Sustainable Development, Republic of Congo

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1000-1200

Parallel session 5
Access rights to resources and competing land uses
Green Room

Introductory presentation: Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester

Panel: 

  1. Insecure tenure and rights  of indigenous people to resources
    Samuel Nguiffo, Director & Founder, The Centre for Environment and Development, Cameroon
  2. The impacts of large-scale agriculture investments and land grabs
    Sue Mbaya, Independent Consultant, SM & Associates, South Africa
  3. The impacts of urbanization on forest and tree resources, including bushmeat
    Fabio Salbitano, Professor of Forest and Landscape Ecology, University of Florence, Italy
  4. The impacts of disasters, crises and conflicts on food security (Spanish)
    Javier Escobedo, Agriculture and Disaster Management Expert, FAO, Dominican Republic
  5. The impacts of climate change on food security across agriculture and forest land
    Tiina Vahanen, Team Leader, Climate Change Coordination and REDD+, FAO

Facilitated discussion

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Parallel session 6
Policy and institutional challenges
Red Room

Introductory presentation: Sundaram Jomo, Assistant Director General, Economic and Social Development Department, FAO

Panel:

  1. Data challenges from an international perspective
    Peter Dewees, Forest Adviser, World Bank
  2. Data challenges at a national level
    Lizzie Chikoti, Assistant Commissioner, National Statistical Office, Malawi
  3. Role of forestry administrations
    Thomas Tidwell, Chief, US Forest Service
  4. Inadequate provision for microfinance to rural enterprises
    Paulo de Leon, Researcher and Consultant on Forest Financing, Central American Business Intelligence, Guatemala
  5. The involvement of forestry sector in national food security strategies (French) 
    Jean Claude Rabemanantsoa, Director General of Forests, Madagascar

Facilitated discussion

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1200-1400

 Lunch break

 

1400-1530

Theme 3: Policy options, practical innovations and emerging opportunities 

 

Parallel Session 7
Best practices in resource management
Green Room

Panel:

  1. Potential of REDD+  for increasing food security(Spanish)
    Gustavo Sánchez Valle, Head of the Executive Council, Mexican Network of Farmers and Forests Organizations
  2. Managing landscapes for food security and livelihood improvement
    Christine Padoch, Director, Forests and Livelihoods Programme, CIFOR

Facilitated discussion

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Parallel session 8
Innovative policies and institutional practices
Red Room

Panel:

  1. Rural institutions in practice
    Nicole Leotaud, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute - CANARI
  2. National benefit-sharing strategies: how they can contribute to food security
    Diji Chandrasekharan Behr, Natural Resource Economist, World Bank
  3. Mainstreaming gender in food security policies
    Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya
  4. The non-wood forest products toolbox (French)
    Nchoutpouen Chouaïbou, Biodiversity Expert, Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC)

Facilitated discussion

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1530-1830

 

Side events

 

Wednesday, 15 May

0900-0945

Moderator's summary of main issues and outcomes of Day 2
Green Room 

Theme 3 (continued):  Policy options, innovative approaches and emerging opportunities for strengthening the role of forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems for food security and nutrition

Keynote presentation:
Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director, Policy and Programme Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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1000-1200

Session 9: Policy and legal options
Green room

Panel:

  1. The voluntary guidelines on governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests
    Chelur Ravindranathan Bijoy, Activist and Independent Researcher on Land and Resource Rights, India
  2. Integrated land-use planning and intersectoral coordination
    Rene Boot, Director, Tropenbos International
  3. International policy and governance frameworks
    Peter Gondo, African Forest Forum (AFF)
  4. Gender equality in forest policies
    Renate Spaeth, Forest Officer, Ministry of Environment, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  5. The right to food in the context of national food security
    Asbjorn Eide, Senior Fellow, Norwegian Centre of Human Rights

Facilitated discussion 

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1200-1330

Lunch

 

1330-1500

Poster session

1500-1700

Plenary
Presentation of conference statement and general comments
Green room

Closing Session:

  • Eduardo Rojas Briales, Assistant Director General Forestry Department, FAO
  • Jan McAlpine, Director of United Nations Forum on Forests
  • Yaya Olaniran, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

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last updated:  Tuesday, July 30, 2013