Theme 4 – Forest landscapes for food and biodiversity

Theme4_ForestLandscapes

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Language: English

Author: CIFOR

With a growing global population, much of the current discourse on food security is focused on expanding agricultural production. Much of this expansion is thought to be at the expense of natural systems and related biodiversity. However, some suggest that we already grow enough food and food scarcity is primarily caused by inadequate distribution, a lack of purchasing power and other nonproductive causes. The emphasis on production is not sufficient to guarantee future global food security.