Can Forests Help Feed the World

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As experts project a global population of nine billion by 2050, concerns arise about the doubling demand for food. This is troubling because over 800 million people currently suffer from food insecurity, with limited access to sufficient and nutritious meals.

A potential solution lies in the effective management of forests, according to a recent report by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), presented at the United Nations. Healthy forests play a crucial role in providing half of the world's fresh fruit, along with valuable crops like coffee, avocados, cashews, and nutritious seeds and nuts.

Bhaskar Vira, the director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute and an expert with IUFRO, emphasizes that fields for crop cultivation and well-managed forests can coexist, challenging the conventional notion that clearing trees for agriculture is the only way forward.


1- What organization presented the recent report on effective forest management?

2- How much of the world's fresh fruit do healthy forests provide, according to the passage?

3- What does Bhaskar Vira emphasize regarding forests and agriculture?


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Parts of this lesson are based on: An article Voice of America.