Wednesday 15 May highlights

The final day continued the theme of innovative approaches and emerging opportunities for strengthening the role of forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems for food security and nutrition. In her keynote presentation, Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director, Policy and Programme Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature, said that mobilizing the potential of forests for improving food security and nutrition will best be achieved by taking a landscape approach with a strong ecological basis and much better coordination between sectors.  The final technical session addressed policy and legal issues including governance, gender equality and the right to food.  A draft conference summary was tabled and debated during the closing session.  The final summary will be circulated to participants for comments.

Fruit trees in Kenya wins photo contest

Over 1200 photos from 80 countries were submitted to the Nurture Forests for the FutureREDD+ for Food photo contest . The winner, Ms. Lani Holmberg (Australia) with her image “Papaya trees and poverty fighting” won a photo mission with FAO and will showcase her winning photo on the National Geographic Italy websiteView the top 25 photos.

Poster session: Selected by a peer-review process, seventeen posters in three languages were be presented to the participants. View the posters.

Webcasts

  • Theme 3:  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)
  • Session 9: Policy and legal options (starts at 55')
  • Closing Session
    Presentation of conference statement and general comments

Audio

  

News coverage


Interviews

Zoubida Charrouf, Professeur à la Faculté des sciences de l’Université Mohammed V du Maroc
François Tapsoba, Conseiller technique principal de la Commission de l’Union africaine
Thomas Tidwell, Chief of the United States Forest Service
Pedro Zuñiga Mora, costarricense de la ONG FUNDECOR
Rene Boot, Director of Tropenbos International

   
 
last updated:  Monday, June 17, 2013