Unasylva - No. 160 - Forestry and food security

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An international journal of forestry and forest industries - Vol. 41 - 1990/1

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Editor: Stephen A. Dembner
Language Editor: Roberta Mitchell
Layout Editor: Marina Criscuolo
Consulting Editor: Carla R.S. Koppell
Editorial Assistant: Antoinette Fernandez Van Asten
Editorial Advisory Board Forestry Department: M.R. de Montalembert (Chairman), B. Ben Salem, S. Dembner, T. Frisk, M. Hoskins, L. Ljungman, M.K. Muthoo, C. Palmberg, M. Paveri, E.H. Sene.

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"The world forestry situation today is a fascinating mixture of opportunity and problems. The challenge facing the forestry sector globally has never been more serious, but at the same time the general understanding and appreciation of the role of the forest have never been better. It behoves the foresters and the managers of the sector to seize the opportunity to exert themselves to the utmost to confront the problems we are facing."

C.H. Murray, Assistant Director-General, Forestry Department, FAO

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Table of Contents

Editorial - Forestry and food security

M. Hoskins
The contribution of forestry to food security

J. Falconer
"Hungry season" food from the forests

C. Ogden
Building nutritional considerations into forestry development efforts

This article is based on a paper for FAO that surveys and synthesizes available information on changes in food-related behaviour that can be attributed to scarcity of fuelwood in sub-Saharan Africa (Fleuret, in press)
The impact of fuelwood scarcity on dietary patterns: Hypotheses for research

J.E.M. Arnold
Tree components in farming systems

An interview with C.H. Murray, Assistant Director-General, FAO
World forestry in perspective

M. Niamir
Traditional woodland management techniques of African pastoralists

World of forestry


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