Changing outlooks on food, fuel, fiber and forests
"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
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.
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.
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.