Good food security and nutrition is needed for the realization of all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) discuss the four pillars of food security; availability; access; stability; and utilization, and how their policy recommendations can ensure good practices that ensure food security and nutrition for all.
Many food products including fruits, vegetables and honey can be found in forests and provide significant nutritional value as they are packed with vitamins and minerals. However, many of these products are under-utilized because they are not well-known, and can be difficult to process by the women who are generally responsible for finding these forest foods.
The daily food and incomes of billions of people, particularly the rural poor, are determined by their access to land, fisheries and forests. Therefore supporting responsible governance of tenure is critical to achieving food security and allowing families to invest in sustainable production, and for achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030.