When considering forests and the products they produce, most people immediately think of wood. However, a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reveals so much more.
One-in-five people around the world count on forest products that have nothing to do with wood itself, for food, income and nutritional diversity – generating more than $88 billion in income, according the State of the World’s Forests 2018.
Launched on Friday, the new report sheds light on the interlinkages between forests and many other goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Prior to the launch, Liz Scaffidi spoke by phone with FAO Forestry Director Eva Mueller about the key role forests should play, in helping to forge a brighter future.