Forests and Food: Addressing Hunger and Nutrition Across Sustainable Landscapes - cover image

Copyright

Bhaskar Vira; Christoph Wildburger; Stephanie Mansourian

Published On

2015-11-15

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-193-9
Hardback978-1-78374-194-6
PDF978-1-78374-195-3
HTML978-1-80064-505-9
XML978-1-78374-638-5
EPUB978-1-78374-196-0
MOBI978-1-78374-197-7

Language

  • English

Print Length

288 pages (viii + 280)

Dimensions

Paperback178 x 15 x 254 mm(7" x 0.6" x 10")
Hardback178 x 17 x 254 mm(7" x 0.69" x 10")

Weight

Paperback1114g (39.30oz)
Hardback1584g (55.87oz)

Media

Illustrations40

OCLC Number

35592990

LCCN

2019467884

BIC

  • RND
  • RNU
  • MBNH3

BISAC

  • NAT014000
  • NAT011000
  • HEA017000

LCC

  • HD9000

Keywords

  • Forests
  • food
  • hunger
  • nutrition
  • malnutrition
  • ecology
  • agriculture
  • environment
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Forests and Food

Addressing Hunger and Nutrition Across Sustainable Landscapes

As population estimates for 2050 reach over 9 billion, issues of food security and nutrition have been dominating academic and policy debates. A total of 805 million people are undernourished worldwide and malnutrition affects nearly every country on the planet. Despite impressive productivity increases, there is growing evidence that conventional agricultural strategies fall short of eliminating global hunger, as well as having long-term ecological consequences. Forests can play an important role in complementing agricultural production to address the Sustainable Development Goals on zero hunger. Forests and trees can be managed to provide better and more nutritionally-balanced diets, greater control over food inputs – particularly during lean seasons and periods of vulnerability (especially for marginalised groups) – and deliver ecosystem services for crop production. However forests are undergoing a rapid process of degradation, a complex process that governments are struggling to reverse.

This volume provides important evidence and insights about the potential of forests to reducing global hunger and malnutrition, exploring the different roles of landscapes, and the governance approaches that are required for the equitable delivery of these benefits. Forests and Food is essential reading for researchers, students, NGOs and government departments responsible for agriculture, forestry, food security and poverty alleviation around the globe.

Endorsements

The lives, health and well-being of all people on earth will be affected by the decisions that individuals, governments and businesses make at the interface of forests and agricultural lands around the world. This is especially important for the hundreds of millions of people living in poverty at that interface. Forests and Food makes a timely and very necessary contribution as the world starts to focus on transforming our world by 2030 through the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Access to world-class research evidence as provided here will help to deliver the first difficult steps on this ambitious but essential journey.

Professor Paul van Gardingen

Director, Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme; UNESCO Chair in International Development, The University of Edinburgh

Contents

1. Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition

(pp. 9–26)
  • Bhaskar Vira
  • Bina Agarwal
  • Ramni Jamnadass
  • Daniela Kleinschmit
  • Stepha McMullin
  • Stephanie Mansourian
  • Henry Neufeldt
  • John A. Parrotta
  • Terry Sunderland
  • Christoph Wildburger
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0085.01

2. Understanding the Roles of Forests and Tree-based Systems in Food Provision

(pp. 27–70)
  • Ramni Jamnadass
  • Stepha McMullin
  • Miyuki Iiyama
  • Ian K. Dawson
  • Bronwen Powell
  • Celine Termote
  • Amy Ickowitz
  • Katja Kehlenbeck
  • Barbara Vinceti
  • Nathalie van Vliet
  • Gudrun Keding
  • Barbara Stadlmayr
  • Patrick Van Damme
  • Sammy Carsan
  • Mary Njenga
  • Paolo Cerutti
  • Bina Agarwal
  • Anca Serban
  • Terry Sunderland
  • Amos Gyau
  • Jolien Schure
  • Christophe Kouame
  • Beatrice Darko Obiri
  • Daniel Ofori
  • Henry Neufeldt
  • Ann Degrande
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0085.02

3. The Historical, Environmental and Socio-Economic Context of Forests and Tree-Based Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

(pp. 71–134)
  • John A. Parrotta
  • Jennie Dey de Pryck
  • Bronwen Powell
  • Chris Sandbrook
  • Amy Ickowitz
  • Katy Jeary
  • Anca Serban
  • Beatrice Darko Obiri
  • Christine Padoch
  • Bina Agarwal
  • Terry Sunderland
  • Tran Nam Tu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0085.03

4. Drivers of Forests and Tree-based Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

(pp. 135–180)
  • Solomon Zena Walelign
  • Bimbika Sijapati Basnett
  • Nitin D. Rai
  • Carsten Smith-Hall
  • Neil M. Dawson
  • Gordon Hickey
  • Daniela Kleinschmit
  • Adrian Martin
  • Henry Neufeldt
  • Hemant R. Ojha
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0085.04

5. Response Options Across the Landscape

(pp. 181–208)
  • Frédéric Baudron
  • Christine Padoch
  • Mirjam Ros-Tonen
  • Bhaskar Vira
  • Josephine Chambers
  • Elizabeth Deakin
  • Samson Foli
  • John A. Parrotta
  • Henry Neufeldt
  • Terry Sunderland
  • Amy Ickowitz
  • Chris Sandbrook
  • Katy Jeary
  • Bronwen Powell
  • James Reed
  • Sarah Ayeri Ogalleh
  • Anca Serban
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0085.05

6. Public Sector, Private Sector and Socio-Cultural Response Options

(pp. 209–252)
  • Henry Neufeldt
  • Pablo Pacheco
  • Sarah Ayeri Ogalleh
  • Jason Donovan
  • Lisa Fuchs
  • Bronwen Powell
  • Hemant R. Ojha
  • Daniela Kleinschmit
  • Patti Kristjanson
  • Godwin Kowero
  • Vincent O. Oeba
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0085.06

7. Conclusions

(pp. 253–260)
  • Bhaskar Vira
  • Daniela Kleinschmit
  • Stephanie Mansourian
  • John A. Parrotta
  • Christoph Wildburger
  • Ramni Jamnadass
  • Stepha McMullin
  • Henry Neufeldt
  • Terry Sunderland
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0085.07

Contributors

Bhaskar Vira

(editor)
Reader in Political Economy at the Department of Geography at University of Cambridge

Christoph Wildburger

(editor)

Stephanie Mansourian

(editor)