Forests For Food Security And Nutrition

Since time immemorial, trees and forests have been credited with reversing the impact of land degradation, provision of food, energy and income as well as enabling communities to achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability. This is besides giving other environmental benefits like filtering the air to help stave off the effects of climate change. These have also traditionally provided habitats from which people hunt animals and insects and gather plants and innumerable organic materials. Forest plants are used as building materials, medicine, food, oils, perfumes, pigments, dyes, gums and resins. Insects are gathered as protein sources and are used...

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