Forestry and food security

TitleForestry and food security
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Secondary TitleFAO forestry paper 90
Number of Pages128
Date Published1989
PublisherFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
ISBN92-5-102847-8, 978-92-5-102847-6
Keywordsagroforestry; Amazonia; cash crops; cloud forests; common property; erosion; fodder; fuelwood; gardens, fallows; gender; Ghana; household; mangroves; microclimate; plant foods; salinization; soil conservation; water conservation; wildlife; windbreaks; women; yields

This report summarizes the current state of understanding regarding the links between forestry and food security. It is the result of a series of investigations begun in 1985 in response to the widely felt concern that excessive deforestation is threatening not only the soil and water base essential for continued food production, but also the present and future availability of the many forest plants and animals that are sources of food.


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