Forests, trees and agroforestry: What role in food security and nutrition?

This presentation by Terrry Sunderland was given at a session titled “New findings on the dynamics between forests, land use and food security” at the Global Landscapes Forum in Lima, Peru, on December 7, 2014.

The session discussed direct and indirect roles of forests and trees in food systems, the importance of food production systems across the forest-agriculture continuum for food security, dietary diversity and nutrition, and the ensuing implications for land use. The social, economic and environmental synergies and trade-offs between forests and food security and related management interventions, as well as relevant response options will also be discussed. The debate also touched upon questions of sustainable land use under a post-Kyoto climate agreement.

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