By Emil Caillaux
Achieving food security is one of the essential components of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted in September of last year. While only a few goals specifically mention forestry and other land-based sectors, all 17 depend on healthy and sustainable landscapes for their achievement.
Over the past two years, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) has evolved into the world’s leading platform for discussing land-use issues. In Paris this past December, the Forum brought together approximately 3,200 stakeholders from across sectors, including forestry, agriculture, water, energy, law and finance.
At GLF in Paris, IFPRI staff hosted a discussion forum on the challenges faced by the agricultural sector due to climate change, and the available options in regional and global policies that could lead to healthy growth and stability.