FAO will be convening an International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, that aims to:
… increase understanding of the crucial role that forests, trees on farms and agroforestry systems can play in improving the food security and nutrition of rural people, especially in developing countries. It will propose ways to integrate this knowledge in policy decisions at the national and international levels (13-15 May 2013).
Preparation for the conference includes an interactive Learning event on agroforestry, food security and climate change:
We welcome those interested in agroforestry and climate change mitigation to participate in an online learning event organized in the Community of practice for climate change mitigation in agriculture. The event is organized jointly by the MICCA Programme and the Agroforestry Programme of FAO’s Forestry Department in collaboration with key agroforestry partners, including the
By way of providing background information to participants and other interest persons, here follows links to past blogs that relate to agriculture, livestock, agroforestry, indigenous plants, and related topics. These blogs are directed to the general public as ways of opening knowledge that is often not well-known, and are based on my own field work and research in Africa and the Middle East.
Blogs currently under preparation – check back!
- Bamboo in Central Africa
- Oil Palms in Burundi
- Date palms in the Nile Valley and Sahel
- Dom palms in the Nile Valley
- Coconut palms along Lake Tanganyika
- Olive trees in the Nile Valley
- Improving Food Security Using Agroforestry Schemes (plantwise.org)
- How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries (guardian.co.uk)
- Sahel Region Learning to Reap the Benefits of Shade (ipsnews.net)