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Conference summary released 31 May 2013 Attended by more than 400 participants, comprising experts from governments, civil-society organizations, indigenous and other local communities, donors and international organizations in more than 100 countries, the summary includes 13 key messages, addresses significant points and makes over 20 recommendations for action. [more]
17 May 2013 Governments, civil society and the private sector should ensure and strengthen the contributions of forests, trees and agroforestry systems to food security and nutrition, participants in the first-ever International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition (13-15 May), organized by FAO, said yesterday. [more]
Fruit trees in Kenya wins photo contest 15 May 2013 FAO, as part of the UN-REDD Programme, is pleased to announce the winner of the Nurture Forests for the Future – REDD+ for Food photo contest. Ms. Lani Holmberg with her image Papaya trees and poverty fighting wins a photo mission with FAO and will showcase her winning photo on the National Geographic Italy website. [more]
13 May 2013 Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry are critical in the fight against hunger and should be better integrated into food security and land use policies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome (13-15 May). [more]
New publication: Edible insects - Future prospects for food and feed security 13 May 2013 Launched during the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, this publication describes the contribution of insects to food security. [more]
Live webcasting from the conference 13 May 2013 Join over 400 participants attending the conference today, online by webcast. Starts 0930 CET. [more]
CIFOR's conference blog now online 8 May 2013 The Center for International Forestry Research will also be live blogging from the conference. Ask a question online and join the discussion. [more]
Moroccan argan oil researcher confirmed as panelist 19 April 2013 Professor Zoubida Charrouf, founder of Morocco’s first-ever argan oil processing cooperatives (run entirely by local women), will be one of the panelists on the first day of the conference. She will speak on the role of small and medium forest enterprises in dryland forest ecosystems in Parallel Session 2, panel 2. [more]
Launch of Edible Insects publication at the conference 16 April 2013 The book ‘’Edible Insects: future prospects for feed and food security’’ will be launched on the first day of the conference. The publication is the first of its kind to address the multi-faceted role that insects can play in nutrition and supporting livelihoods in both developing and developed countries. [more]
Visit the side events programme 11 April 2013 A number of side events will be held on Tuesday 14 May, organized by FAO and other partners. More events to come. [more]
Chairman of the Committee on World Food Security confirms his attendance 27 March 2013 Ambassador Yaya Olaniran, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security has confirmed his participation in the conference’s closing ceremony. Nigerian-born Yaya has dedicated his life to working towards the eradication of hunger and the empowerment of poor rural communities. [more]
Photo Contest 19 March 2013 Participate in the Photo Contest “Nurture Forests for the Future - REDD+ for Food” until 25 April and send us images that link forests to food security in your part of the world. The best 25 photos will be part of an exhibit at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition . [more]
CBD Executive Secretary at the high-level opening session 12 March 2013 Braulio De Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has confirmed he will be one of the speakers at the high-level opening session. He brings over three decades of international scientific training and expertise in policy implementation to the international conference. [more]
Pioneer of indigenous women’s rights to speak at the conference 27 February 2013 Mirna Cunningham, Chair of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous People, will address participants at the conference’s high-level opening session on Monday, 14 May. Read her full biography here. [more]
Keynote speaker confirmed 8 February 2013 David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition, has confirmed to speak at the conference. See his full profile here. [more]
Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition 15 January 2013 Join the online discussion now. [more]

last updated:  Wednesday, March 13, 2013