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

In 2017, The High-Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) prepared a draft report on the topic of “forestry for food security and nutrition”. This report was launched at an event at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on June 27th. A policy convergence process then began based on the findings of this report, aiming to develop a set of policy recommendations on forestry for food security and nutrition. These recommendations were negotiated over the July–September period, and presented for endorsement during the CFS44 plenary session, October 9th–13th 2017.

At its 41st session in October 2014, the CFS 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 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 had a Working Group on Forestry who made a contribution to this consultation.

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.