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THINKING beyond the canopy Forests and Forest Research for Improved Food Security and Nutrition Bronwen Powell Post-doc Research Fellow on Forests and Food Security Forests and Livelihoods (PhD in Human Nutrition, McGill University, Montreal, Canada) Presentation at the CIFOR 2012 Annual Meeting

Forests and forest research for improved food security and nutrition

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This presentation couples statistics about world hunger and malnutrition with statistics about the micronutrients and ecosystem services forests provide, provoking us to consider the question: what is the role of forests in a world of hungry or malnourished people? Post-doc Research Fellow Bronwen Powell gave this presentation at CIFOR’s Annual Meeting 2012, which was held on 1–5 October at CIFOR’s headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia.

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  • 1.Forests and Forest Research forImproved Food Security andNutritionBronwen Powell Post-doc Research Fellow on Forests and Food SecurityForests and Livelihoods (PhD in Human Nutrition, McGill University, Montreal, Canada)Presentation at the CIFOR 2012 Annual MeetingTHINKING beyond the canopy

2. Food Security NutritionFood Security by definition vs. measurement....Food security exists when all people, at all times,have physical and economic access to sufficient safeand nutritious food to meet their dietary needsand food preferences for a healthy andactive life.So where does the FAOs 925 million come from?THINKING beyond the canopy 3. Iron 2 billion people (