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Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition

Forests are essential for maintaining our environmental health and to mitigate
the impact of climate change on food production systems



Forests for food security

Forests provide an estimated one billion people globally with nutritious foods



Edible insects

Potential of insect gathering and rearing for improving food security



Making a difference in food security and nutrition – the full story

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.



Forest foods increase food security and nutrition while supporting women’s livelihoods

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.



FAO policy series: Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests

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.

last updated:  Monday, October 18, 2021