Forests for nutrition (report)

Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition

The High Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) is the science-policy interface of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). In October 2014, the CFS requested the HLPE to prepare a study on Sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition. The present document is the response to that request. The report identifies four main channels through which forests and trees contribute to food security and nutrition: direct provision of food; provision of energy, especially for cooking; income generation and employment; and provision of ecosystem services essential for food production in the long term such as water regulation, soil protection, biodiversity conservation and climate change and mitigation.