Do forest-dwelling children eat more fruit and vegetables?

Scientists at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) hope new research will clarify the relationship between tree cover and good child nutrition. Amy Ickowitz, a development and natural resource economist with CIFOR, explains the goals of the project ahead of the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition conference. The Rome meeting, hosted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will explore the important role forests play in the lives of rural people and the global economy.

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