Video: Eva Muller on the threat of deforestation

The world’s population is predicted to increase to 9 billion people by 2050. Some of the world’s highest rates of population growth are predicted to occur in areas that are highly dependent on the agriculture sector (crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries) and have high rates of food insecurity.

Growth in the agriculture sector is one of the most effective means of reducing poverty and achieving food security. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is at the forefront of the World Forestry Congress.

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