HLPE Report on Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition & Policy Convergence Process

The High-Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) is currently preparing a draft report on the topic of “forestry for food security and nutrition”. This report will be launched at an event at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on June 27th. A policy convergence process will then begin based on the findings of this report, aiming to develop a set of policy recommendations on forestry for food security and nutrition. These recommendations will be negotiated over the July–September period, and presented for endorsement during the CFS plenary session, October 9th–13th.

The PSM has a Working Group on Forestry who will be following these negotiations and providing policy guidance.

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At its 41st session in October 2014, the CFS has requested the HLPE to prepare a study on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition, to feed into CFS debates at the CFS Plenary session of October 2017.

May 31 to July 4: e-consulation on V0 Draft on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition

The HLPE released a zero draft version of the report and launched on May 31 an open public consultation to further elaborate the report, which will then be submitted to external expert review, before finalization and approval by the HLPE Steering Committee.

The e-consultation ran from May 31 to July 4, 2016, and aimed at collecting comments from all forestry stakeholders. It was the only opportunity for the PSM to share its views on this report.

The PSM has a Working Group on Forestry who will be contributing to this consultation.

The draft is available here: www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/hlpe/hlpe_documents/PT_Forestry/Docs/HLPE-Sustainable-Forestry-for-FSN-Draft-V0-31_May_2016.pdf

E-consultation available here:

http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/cfs-hlpe/Sustainable-Forestry-V0

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As a background to the zero draft, the HLPE ran an e-consultation from January to March 2015 to seek views and comments on the following scope and building blocks of the report as proposed by the HLPE Steering Committee. The contributions can be viewed at Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition - E-consultation to set the track of the study.

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