Forests cover nearly a third of the globe and provide an invaluable variety of social, economic and environmental benefits. Around 1.6 billion people – including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures – depend on forests for their livelihood. Forests are also the source of three-fourths of freshwater, help to regulate the impact of storms and floods and store carbon from the atmosphere. Also, more than three billion people depend on forests for wood for cooking and heating.The International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, to be held at FAO headquarters from 13 to 15 May, will bring together policy-makers, scientists, the private sector, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, and community and farmers’ groups, as well as indigenous representatives to raise awareness and understanding about the many ways forests contribute to food security, especially in developing countries.“If you talk to the general public about forests, they think about building houses and furniture and maybe recreation. But they don’t primarily think about food,” said Eva Muller, Director of FAO’s Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division.“So one of the main reasons for organizing this conference is to draw attention to the contribution that forests can actually provide to food security and nutrition,” she stated in an interview with the UN News Centre ahead of the Rome meeting. Ms. Muller pointed out that forests contribute to food security in a variety of ways. They are a source of ‘forest foods’, which include things such as fruits, leaves, seeds and mushrooms, as well as wild animals and insects. “These usually are not the main staple of people’s diets but they are a very important supplement to diets because they are very nutritious and add minerals and vitamins. Also, the insects and wild animals provide the main source of protein for many people who live in and around forests.” Forests and trees also provide income and in many rural areas, they are the basis of small businesses, Ms. Muller noted. Very often, women collect products from the forests – mainly non-wood products – and sell them in the markets to generate crucial additional income which they use to provide food for their families, pay school fees and clothe their children. “But forests also contribute in a more indirect ways to food security and nutrition. And that is through the environmental services they provide,” she stated. Forests help mitigate climate change by storing carbon, regulate water flows, and sometimes provide protection against the effects of storms. Forests are also home to bees which are pollinators for agricultural crops, she added. The first day of the conference will feature the launch of the book Edible Insects: future prospects for feed and food security, which address the multi-faceted role that insects can play in nutrition and supporting livelihoods in both developing and developed countries.Insects, Ms. Muller pointed out, are extremely nutritious. “They’re rich in protein, they’re rich in fat, and they’re also rich in vitamins and minerals.” While edible insects may not be all the rage right now, FAO believes there is growing interest in them and that they can help address the food security needs of a growing global population. “If we think about edible insects, there’s a huge potential that has essentially not been tapped yet because currently, two billion people in the world eat insects but most of these are just collected and there’s very little experience in insect farming, for example, which is something that could be explored in view of a growing population.”The agency has been working on edible insects for a number of years and has established a database of edible insects that are reported to be used in various countries. It decided that the time was right to compile all of the information into one major publication. “We have realized that there is really a huge potential there that hasn’t been very well explored,” said Ms. Muller, who said she believes the publication will be “groundbreaking.”In addition to highlighting the ways in which trees and forests contribute to food security and nutrition, next week’s meeting will explore policy options and innovative approaches for increasing that contribution and identify key challenges and bottlenecks hindering it. Among those expected to address the opening of the conference on Monday is FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva; David Nabarro, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition; Mirna Cunningham, outgoing Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous People; and Braulio De Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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In order to reflect the fairness and justice of the test in Xining, as well as sunshine recruitment, this year, Xining was established in the first test committee. Then, composed of discipline, teacher representatives, deputies, representatives of parents of the members of the committee will be in Xining City, senior high school entrance examination examination, online marking process, students are an important part of the interview examination, inspection supervision. This reporter learned from the Xining Municipal Bureau of education in June 15th.
this year, the Xining Municipal Bureau of Education issued the "Xining city entrance examination supervision and management measures" to strengthen the supervision of the examination and enrollment work, to create a standardized, fair and harmonious environment for the examination. Through the improvement of special supervision system, increase the supervision and investigation and punishment of illegal school enrollment and irregularities. At the same time, the establishment of the supervision committee. By the community, parents, educational administrative departments, schools, such as the composition of the supervisory committee in the exam, the important part of the work of the test and the focus of the work of on-site supervision and inspection. On the scene of the inspection tour group is not convenient, Xining City Board of education will also be on the examination and enrollment procedures, links, such as the initiative to report to the Committee patrol group.
in Xining this year will be in the process of establishing a sound system of publicity. Involving students, parents and social concern of the enrollment policy, enrollment eligibility, enrollment plan, enrollment charter, candidates qualifications, admission procedures, admission results, consultation and complaint channels, major events violation results, an important link to enroll students review the results, and will be open, enhance transparency, to ensure in the senior high school entrance examination just and fair.
at the same time, according to the requirements of the Xining Municipal Bureau of education, Xining high school this year will also be set up in time for the examination of the committee, the school enrollment process for full supervision. In another development, this year, Xining City, as in previous years, or online marking spot timely open to the media reporters, representatives of parents.
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reporter learned yesterday from the Xining Municipal Bureau of education, this year, Xining will be the first test for a sick candidate with a special examination room.
this year on the eve of senior high school entrance examination, the Xining Municipal Education Bureau received a written application to students and parents said, suffering from disease, unable to control the body, usually written in the left hand, the writing speed is slow, leading to the test time is not. According to the candidates in peacetime and city simulation test time, combined with the parents, candidates requirements, apply for the examination in each exam were extended 30 minutes. Xining City Bureau of education staff in the Department of education, the candidates usually good results. Xining City Bureau of education in the Department of education, the reporter also saw the candidates of a math exam, out of 120 points in the test scores of 114.
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Xining City Board of Education said, received the application, the Education Bureau of Xining City, access to the relevant provisions of the Ministry of education and China CDPF: caused by other diseases of the upper limb to the normal writing or no upper candidates;
8 5, the province held in 2016 plateau beautiful countryside construction and renovation of farmers and herdsmen work site observation. From the province’s state relevant departments responsible participants, and watched the scene in Datong village, LAN Xun rang Xiang Tan Cun, Anning 5 plateau beautiful countryside construction and herdsmen ramshackle situation. At the meeting, the Provincial Standing Committee, vice governor of the province Zhang Jianming plateau beautiful countryside, rebuilding the achievements fully affirmed, and work on the next deployment requirements, to strengthen the leadership on the province, to form a powerful force in the construction of the beautiful countryside and farmers and herdsmen old dangerous houses renovation work, to ensure the full completion of this year the work of the task.
8 5 in the morning, to observe the delegation arrived in Datong County roots Xiang Lan village, into the new plateau beautiful countryside demonstration, smooth road, sound infrastructure, ethnic village housing construction, village green bright…… A new picture of the prosperity of rural areas in front of the show. Today, the village has completely changed the face of the village, the new house, the street lights, cultural square built up, the villagers have a great change in the spirit of the face. Reporters learned that this year’s plateau beautiful countryside construction work throughout the region features and national characteristics, fully respect the wishes of the masses, and maintain the village development pattern of traditional culture and national heritage context. Among them, Huangnan Henan County, according to local conditions, take you should gather together, should loose the loose approach for the construction of beautiful countryside plateau; Tongren County of Huangnan, the implementation of the comprehensive management of environmental protection and traditional villages in the contiguous zone; Datong County focus on traditional village pattern, and protect the natural river system etc.. Around the plateau in the beautiful countryside construction, welcomed by the local farmers and herdsmen, has become one of the province’s Huimin project and popular works. At the same time, actively cultivate the rural tourism, characteristic planting, breeding scale of new rural ecological industry, carry out e-commerce village comprehensive pilot, the advantage of regional resources and ecological advantages into economic advantages, broaden the channels of farmers and herdsmen get rich.
reporter from the provincial housing department was informed that this year’s plateau beautiful countryside construction work there is an innovation, which is involved in the work of the deployment of rural construction, the new increase farmers and herdsmen reconstruction project. As of July, the province’s 300 villages in the construction of the plateau has been started construction, a total of all types of construction projects to raise funds for construction of 2 billion 912 million yuan in. Including health, education, culture, sports and human and livestock drinking water, power grids, road hardening, street lighting and other infrastructure projects, benefiting 283 thousand and 700 people. At the same time, around the plateau in the beautiful countryside construction, but also the plateau beautiful countryside construction and the protection of traditional villages combined protection efforts to strengthen the ancient villages, ancient houses, ancient buildings, ancient trees, the traditional village protection work fruitful.