Forests Can Play a Key Role in Addressing Global Hunger and Malnutrition

Although row crop agriculture will remain the major source of food for people around the globe, the link between forests and food production and nutrition could be a key to ending world hunger. That’s the conclusion reached by the authors of “Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition: A Global Assessment Report,” a report released by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, or “IUFRO.”

Exploring new options for agroforestry

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The language on the 1930s poster for the Prairie States Forestry Project was downright plaintive: “Trees Prevent Soil Erosion/Save Moisture/Protect Crops/Contribute to Human Comfort and Happiness.”