Forest landscape restoration can dramatically improve food security in rural areas - but we need more evidence to understand how best this works, and where. We are calling for new research papers linking landscape restoration to food security.
Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is a process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human well‐being in deforested or degraded forest landscapes. There is growing recognition that FLR can be an important strategy for improving food security. Yet, many aspects of how of FLR could contribute to improving agricultural production systems, increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability of rural communities by delivering a range of goods and services are still not adequately addressed in many places. Documenting and analyzing existing case studies, experiences and lessons will provide an opportunity to present critical evidence to policy makers and practitioners to support better design and implementation of forest landscape restoration policies and interventions, which could enhance food security.
We are kindly inviting you to submit research papers which provide empirical and scientific evidence of how forest landscape restoration could contribute to enhance food security. This may be an excellent opportunity to showcase your work and to contribute to support the Bonn Challenge and the New York Declaration on Forests, which seek to restore 150 million hectares by 2020 and 350 million hectares of deforested and degraded forest landscapes by 2030, respectively.
The papers will be published as a report by IUCN and also a special issue of a journal (tbc).
We would like interested researchers to submit an extended abstract (maximum 2 pages) by March 10th 2015.
You may submit your work via email to Salome Begeladze ([email protected]) with the subject “Case Studies_FLR and Food Security_YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME” (your document should be named same way and should be in PDF format).