CIFOR news update, october 2015
To read : Food and diets : Get your facts straight!... dg’s column : contradictions and confusion… Climate change : adaptation begins at home… Livelihoods plantations for poverty?... Featured publications.
Forests and food: Get your facts straight!
A nutritionist debunks some myths about forests, food security and nutrition.
Forestry research is complicated. So is nutrition. When people from these two fields start talking, as they do more and more these days, sometimes misuse of terminology or out-of-date facts can get in the way of good communication….
DG’S COLUMN. Can we trust country-level data from global forest assessments?
Significant differences exist between the FAO's Global Forest Resource Assessment and the Global Forest Watch results. We are all encouraged by current political commitments that aim to “end deforestation” or “halt natural forest loss” in the next decade. These commitments have been made within the Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 15, target 2), the New York Declaration on Forests and decisions by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change….
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