Forests vital resource for life and food security

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Dorze Woman travelling through the mountains of Entoto (Ethiopia) carrying eucalyptus branches and leaves to sell at the local market. File Photo: FAO/Tsigie Befekad

Forests are essential to life on our planet, food security and tackling climate change.

That’s according to Jeffrey Campbell, manager of the forest and farm facility of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

Mr Campbell is in Durban, South Africa, until 11 September for the World Forestry Congress, meeting under the theme “Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future”

Ana Carmo spoke with Mr Campbell and began by asking him how important is it to have an African country host the event for the first time.

Duration: 5’00”