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Forests, Food security and Nutrition

Welcome to the module on forests, food security and nutrition. This module is intended for public and private forest and land managers who wish to increase the contributions of forests and trees outside forests to food security and nutrition. The module provides practical knowledge, strategies and tools for using sustainable forest management (SFM) to do so.

This report represents the updated version of the Bangladesh Country Investment Plan (CIP). The CIP is a country led planning, fund mobilization and alignment tool. It supports increased, effective public investment to increase and diversify food availability in a sustainable manner and improve access to food and nutrition security. Its...
Climate compatible development (CCD) is a comprehensive approach of moving beyond the standalone conventional adaptation and mitigation initiatives, and focusing on long term resilient development considering the future projections on climate change. It is evidenced in recent studies and researches that the food security situation in Bangladesh is going to...
The Community Forestry Program in Nepal is a global innovation in participatory environmental governance that encompasses well-defined policies, institutions, and practices. The program addresses the twin goals of forest conservation and poverty reduction. As more than 70 percent of Nepal’s population depends on agriculture for their livelihood, community management of...
In recent decades there has been growing interest in the contribution of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) livelihood strategies to rural development and poverty alleviation. However, the potential of NTFPs to contribute to development remained limited and open to doubt. The study objectives were to: (i) analyze the role of...
Food security has become one of the most important issues in international development policy. These guidelines set out the areas of operation in which Finnish expertise and resources can bring about sustainable results in improving food security and fostering agricultural development in developing countries.
The EAC region is frequently affected by food shortages and pockets of hunger although the region as a whole has a huge potential and capacity to produce enough food for regional consumption and a large surplus for export to the world market. There are many factors leading to this state...
Projects implemented as part of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol will have the dual mandate of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to sustainable development. Basic agreement on core elements was reached in 2001, including the decision to allow afforestation and reforestation projects. However, it is...
The target of forest legislation is to regulate relations regarding ownership, management, disposal of forests for the purpose of ensuring conditions for rising up ecological and resource potential of forests, rational and inexhaustible use of forest resources, conservation, protection and reproduction thereof, strengthening legality in the sphere of forest relations....
Traditional communities living at forest margins use forest resources in various ways. Understanding the resource-use patterns of such communities provides a basis for seeking the participation of such communities in forest conservation. The present study undertaken in the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and the adjoining Sigur Plateau in the state of...
The objectives of the Food Security Project (FSP) are to contribute to sustainable improvement in national food security and poverty eradication on an economically and environmentally sustainable basis. The forestry/agro-forestry sub-component will achieve food security and enhanced environmental quality and public health through tree planting, non-afforestation and wildlife conservation/management. The...
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