RECOFTC
APFW 2019

Session 6: Putting people at the heart of resilient forest landscapes without hunger and poverty

Zero hunger

“Putting people at the heart of resilient forest landscapes without hunger and poverty,” explores the connections between people-centered forestry, zero-hunger, and poverty reduction initiatives.

2.4 billion people rely on forest goods and services for important resources. Forests are a direct source of food, woodfuel, building materials, medicines, employment, and cash incomes. By taking a people-centered approach to forest landscape management, we can reduce poverty and enhance food security, while building landscape resilience to climate change disasters.

Expert facilitators will focus on the links among forests, trees and SDG 1, 2 and 13 while analyzing the importance of people-centered forestry in landscape resilience. We will explore the role that local communities and smallholders have in reducing poverty, promoting food security, and the sustainable management of forests. Participants will candidly discuss what is working and what is not working from the community perspective by using case studies and additional research.