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.
Forests for food security and nutrition
14 Oct 2015
Assisting people and communities in better withstanding and recovering from shocks today is more effective than responding to crises tomorrow. As conflicts are increasingly protracted, the ICRC works to make its beneficiaries more resilient, while no...
Tags: Video, Resilience
02 Jul 2015
Myanmar is the largest country in mainland South-East Asia and is vulnerable to a wide range of hazards including floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis. Over the last decade the country has dealt with the devastating effects of Cyclo...
Tags: Case Study, Communicable Disease, Food Security
07 Nov 2014
For more information: http://ifrc.org/beneficiary-communica… “Las personas afectadas por desastres necesitan información al igual que agua, comida, medicina o alojamiento: la información precisa y oportuna puede salvar vidas.”Inf...
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