Rome: Addressing food security and nutrition requires a holistic perspective. A Committee on Food Security side event will demonstrate the interconnection of forests and farms at the landscape level. It will emphasize the important role of forests and trees in family farming and food security through the direct provision of nutritious food and by maintaining sustainable agricultural systems, thus ensuring local livelihoods. Organized by the FAO Forestry Department and Forest and Farm Facility in partnership with the Indigenous Partnership for Agro-biodiversity and Food Sovereignty and the Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development.
Keeping Nature & Faune ’s tradition of exploring major emerging issues in natural resources management for food security in Africa, this issue explores the implications of rapid urbanization and its effects on urban food and nutrition security. Forests contribute towards food self-sufficiency in ways other than through their edible parts. [more]
Pyeongchang : Released today at the Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, a new fact sheet highlights the key role of sustainable wildlife management in biodiversity conservation. With wildlife under pressure from human population growth, urbanization and other stresses, the piece argues that strengthening the concrete benefits of biodiversity creates an incentive to safeguard it. It gives examples of animal populations, such as the vicuna in the Andes, that were brought back from the brink of extinction by programmes that also boosted the livelihoods of local communities. The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management is a voluntary partnership of international organizations with substantive mandates and programmes for the sustainable use and conservation of wildlife resources. [more]