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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Forestry

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This section contains publications, information material and papers selected by the FSN Forum team or provided by partners. Here you will also find links to major FAO publications on food security and nutrition such as the SOFI, SOFA and HLPE Reports.

The State of the World’s Forests 2020

As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020 comes to a close and countries prepare to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, this edition of The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) examines the contributions of forests, and of the people who use and manage them, to the...

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This section contains the consolidated proceedings and summaries of the main issues emerged during previous online discussions and consultations. The summaries provide an impartial overview of the positions shared during each exchange and include a lists of the resources shared by the participants. 

Towards improved reporting on primary forests

This document summarizes the online consultation Towards improved reporting on primary forests, held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 11 to 25 February 2020. The consultation was facilitated by Brendan Mackey and Patrick Norman from Griffith University,...

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Towards improved reporting on primary forests

A particular type of forests are the so-called primary forests, which are rich in native tree species, biodiversity while showing no visible indicators of human activities

FAO's Global Forest Resources Assessment provides essential information for understanding the extent of the world’s forest resources, their condition, management and uses.

This online consultation contributes to improvements of guidance and methods for reporting comparable global information for primary forest area and its changes.

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This section contains the consolidated proceedings and summaries of the main issues emerged during previous online discussions and consultations. The summaries provide an impartial overview of the positions shared during each exchange and include a lists of the resources shared by the participants. 

Mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture, fisheries and forestry for improved food security and better nutrition

This document summarizes the online consultation Mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture, fisheries and forestry for improved food security and better nutrition held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 7 May to 1 June 2018.

The online consultation...

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This section contains publications, information material and papers selected by the FSN Forum team or provided by partners. Here you will also find links to major FAO publications on food security and nutrition such as the SOFI, SOFA and HLPE Reports.

The State of the World’s Forests

Nearly three years ago, world leaders agreed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the central framework for guiding development policies throughout the world. This edition of The State of the World’s Forests is aimed at...

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This section contains publications, information material and papers selected by the FSN Forum team or provided by partners. Here you will also find links to major FAO publications on food security and nutrition such as the SOFI, SOFA and HLPE Reports.

Infographic: Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition

Worldwide, 795 million people go hungry every day. This figure could be reduced, benefiting millions of people, through the wider adoption and implementation of sustainable forest management as a key component of integrated landscape management, resulting in better protected ecosystem services,...

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This section contains publications, information material and papers selected by the FSN Forum team or provided by partners. Here you will also find links to major FAO publications on food security and nutrition such as the SOFI, SOFA and HLPE Reports.

HLPE Report - Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition

This report is an evidence-based, comprehensive analysis of the diverse, direct and indirect, contributions of forests and trees to food security and nutrition. Chapter 1 examines the linkages between forests and food security and nutrition and proposes, for the purpose of this report, a...

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This section contains publications, information material and papers selected by the FSN Forum team or provided by partners. Here you will also find links to major FAO publications on food security and nutrition such as the SOFI, SOFA and HLPE Reports.

Living in and from the forests of Central Africa

Living in and from the forests of Central Africa is intended first and foremost as a full-scale extension tool concerning NWFPs in Central Africa. It is a work on the groups who have always lived in these forests, forests that contribute to every aspect of their daily lives, both material and...

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Online consultation on the development of a Global Core Set (GCS) of forest-related indicators

Forests play a vital role in food security and nutrition, providing food and livelihoods to many of the poorest people on earth as well as environmental services that are crucial for agricultural production. For this reason, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is partnering with the FSN Forum to host an online consultation on the development of a global core set of forest-related indicators.

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Online consultation on the first draft of the FAO voluntary guidelines on national forest monitoring

Reliable information on forests is fundamental for improving the management of forest resources. This information can be used as an indicator of biodiversity, hydrology, and soil conservation and is also needed to fulfil the reporting requirements of many international agreements, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. In this context, the 21st Committee on Forestry requested FAO to prepare a set of voluntary guidelines on national forest monitoring.

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