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"To have faith in the power of dialogue is           to believe in the promise of humanity"                               ...
The Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests                  (4Fs) Challenge               Agricultural expansion is               ...
The 4Fs Initiative“for fairer, more sustainable land-use choices”                   Engage: Create platforms             ...
The Forests Dialogue      Process Model 12 years of success in the  forest sector; Stakeholder driven process  and platf...
4Fs in Brazilwww.theforestsdialogue.org
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Changing outlooks on food, fuel, fiber and forests

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Ideas Marketplace presentation from The Forests Dialogue. Presented at Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 in Doha Qatar, 3 December 2012. http://www.agricultureday.org

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Changing outlooks on food, fuel, fiber and forests

  1. 1. "To have faith in the power of dialogue is to believe in the promise of humanity" - Daisaku IkedaThe 4Fs Initiative Gary Dunning Executive Director The Forests Dialogue
  2. 2. The Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests (4Fs) Challenge  Agricultural expansion is the leading cause of deforestation worldwide;  Food security interests clash with mitigation and conservation strategies;  Conflicts over land-use priorities arise because agriculture, forest sectors and civil society do not engage effectively.
  3. 3. The 4Fs Initiative“for fairer, more sustainable land-use choices”  Engage: Create platforms for dialogue among forest and agriculture stakeholders.  Explore: Support research on key challenges.  Change: Improve land- use decision making processes on the ground.
  4. 4. The Forests Dialogue Process Model 12 years of success in the forest sector; Stakeholder driven process and platform; Designed to resolve conflict through trust building, shared understanding and collaboration; Leads to collaborative outcomes based on agreed solutions.
  5. 5. 4Fs in Brazilwww.theforestsdialogue.org

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