APFW 2019

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

Zero hunger

21 June 2019 | 11:00-12:30

“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.


Andrew Taber, Team Leader, Social Forestry, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Elisabeth Simelton, Climate Change Scientist and Project Manager, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), World Forestry Centre (ICRAF), Viet Nam Country Office 

Tuti Herawati, Policy Analyst, Forestry and Environment Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOEF), Indonesia

Lionora Mila, Representative, San Isidro Upland Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative (SIUFMULCO), the Philippines