Close to one out of every six persons directly depends on forests, with food being one essential aspect of this dependence. An even greater number rely on the ecosystem services of forests notably soil and water protection and pollination specifically for their food and nutrition. Forests and tree-based systems are particularly critical for food security and nutrition for the poorest and the most vulnerable, including women.
Topic: forests, trees, landscape, food security, nutrition
Publisher: Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK
Publication Year: 2015
Source: Bhaskar Vira, Christoph Wildburger and Stephanie Mansourian (eds.) Forests and Food: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition Across Sustainable Landscapes. 255-262
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0085.07Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.