Forests provide an estimated one billion people globally with nutritious foods. Their products are consumed directly by people living in and around forests and are also sold, generating income for rural populations. In this way, forests and trees on farms make a major contribution to global food security. However, they have often been given little priority in national policymaking related to food security. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, emphasizes the importance of forests and argues that in the light of the Milliennium Development Goal to reduce hunger by half by 2015, the contribution made by forests and trees to food security and nutrition deserves urgent consideration.
Training material, Video
21 Apr 2015
Module 3: Shelter This module explores the importance of shelter in meeting the most urgent emergency needs of disaster-affected populations. Starting from the importance of framing in the emergency shelter, the module advocates against the cultural ...
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24 Dec 2014
In 2003 the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies adopted the Policy on Food Security and Nutrition in which it encouraged National Societies to conduct food security assessments. This guide is intended for National Socie...
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05 Jun 2015
The World Disasters Report 2009 focuses on disaster risk reduction under the title Early Warning Early Action. The report emphasizes the need to invest in a culture of prevention. Early action is portrayed as an investment for the future, and far m...
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