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Re: Forests and trees provide benefits for food security and nutrition– what is your say?

Sara Savoie FAO, Italy
18.02.2013

Dear Colleagues,

In a climate change context, there is an increasing interest for services provided by trees on farms as they can improve sustainability, increase food production and soil carbon content, as well as contribute to the resilience of production systems as mentioned by both Mr. Jean-Laurent Bungener and Mr. Roy Stacy in this consultation.

I would like to bring your attention to an ongoing online learning event on agroforestry, food security and climate change, organized jointly by the Community for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture from the Natural Resources Management and Environment Department, as well as Forestry Department from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and key agroforestry partners CATIE, CIRAD and ICRAF. As the learning event addresses related themes to those discussed in this forum, I would like to invite you join the online discussions and last webinar session (to be held in March) of the learning event.

You can enroll through the form available online at the following address: http://bit.ly/QM8NTK . The programme of the learning event, as well as links to recordings of previous sessions can be found at the following address: www.fao.org/climatechange/micca/79527/.  I would like to invite you especially to have a look at the recorded presentation, by this consultation’s host Fred Kafeero, on the international conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. It can be found at the following address: http://bit.ly/VGJ5nc , starting at recording time 1:06:59.

You are also most welcomed to join our LinkedIn group: http://linkd.in/V45Riq

We are looking forwards to having you join our discussions! 

Best regards,

Sara Savoie

Volunteer, Forest Assessment, Management and Conservation Division

Forestry Department