[FAO] Sustainable forestry: FAO releases reports on deforestation, livestock grazing and farmer field schools

[FAO] Government action in stopping deforestation, how grazing livestock can help restore degraded land, and farmer field schools all featured in reports released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at the FAO-Global Landscapes Forum digital forum Transforming agri-food systems with forests.

Governments have a crucial role to play in halting deforestation so that our agrifood systems are sustainable, according to Halting deforestation from agricultural value chains: the role of governments.

Global population growth means that by 2050 we are predicted to need 50 percent more food than in 2012. Agricultural expansion already drives nearly 90 percent of deforestation, and forests must be protected and managed sustainably to help combat climate change and biodiversity loss.