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Forests Play Complementary Role In Global Food Security, Nutrition, Report Says

News outlets discuss a report highlighting the importance of forests in global food security and nutrition.

BBC News: Forests are ‘key feature’ of food security landscape
“Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security but this role is currently being overlooked, a report suggests. The study says that tree-based farming provides resilience against extreme weather events, which can wipe out traditional food crops. It warns that policies focusing on traditional agriculture often overlook the role forest farming could play…” (Kinver, 5/6).

U.N. News Centre: New U.N.-backed report emphasizes possible contribution of forests to ending hunger
“…Launched [Wednesday] at U.N. Headquarters in New York, where the 11th session of the U.N. Forum on Forests, the Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition report outlines the potential of forests to improve food security and nutrition, and to ensure the livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people. … [The report says] conventional agriculture would remain the major source of people’s nutrition needs but underlined the complementary role that forests and tree-based systems would also play in feeding the world…” (5/6).

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