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UN: Farming and forestry can deliver food security

from BBC

Improving cooperation between nations' farming and forestry sectors will help reduce deforestation and improve food security, a UN report has suggested. Between 2000 and 2010, tropical nations saw net forest loss of 7 million hectares per year and a net gain in farmland of 6 million hectares.

Collaboration between the sectors would reduce environmental damage and improve social and economic outcomes, it said. The report says policies that recognize eco-services can help protect forests. more

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