Integrating forests + food systems to feed our future

27 Sep 2022

Launch of key publications at FAO–GLF Digital Forum

BONN, Germany (27 September 2022) –  As climate change and a growing population puts increasing pressure on food production landscapes, while the COVID-19 pandemic and conflicts choke supply chains across the globe, how can we give farmers, ecosystems, and consumers a fighting chance? It’s long past time to make our food systems more resilient, nutritious, equitable, and sustainable; to make that happen, we’ll need forests and trees on our side.

At the upcoming ‘Transforming agrifood systems with forests’ digital forum, co-convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), we’ll dive deep into how agriculture and forestry can provide crucial tools to support sustainable development and tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges – if they’re deployed synergistically through a coordinated, cross-sectoral approach.

WHEN: 29 September, 13:00-17:00 CEST (UTC+2)
WHERE: Online: to register, click here. You’ll find the Media Corner at the foot of the page.
HOW: Simultaneous interpretation available in English, French and Spanish.
WHO: FAO representatives, partners, and members; parliamentarians; forestry practitioners; scientists; civil society organizations; and private sector spokespeople, will discuss forestry and agriculture linkages, food security financing, gender and inclusiveness, and digital innovations.
Alongside these discussions, FAO will launch three papers at the event:
  • Publication: ‘Grazing with trees: a silvopastoral approach to managing and restoring drylands’ – how silvopastoralism combines livestock and tree management in a multifunctional agricultural system, boosting food security, biodiversity, and climate resilience.
  • Policy brief: ‘What have we learned from trees? Three decades of farmer field schools on agroforestry and forestry’ – how farmer field schools empower small-scale producers to collectively contribute to sustainable production and rural transformation through agroforestry.
  • Technical paper: ‘Halting deforestation from agricultural value chains: the role of governments’ – what governments can do to decouple agricultural production from deforestation: moving from commitments to action.
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