International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition
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.
Over 1200 photos from 80 countries were submitted to the Nurture Forests for the Future – REDD+ 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 website. View 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.