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Leveraging Food Security: Unleashing the Benefits of Horticulture and Urban Forestry on Nutrition and Health

December 3, 2023 @ 9:30 am


Alexander Buck

Salina Abraham 

Efforts to overcome hunger and health issues continue to be carried out, especially when the world is faced with a global crisis due to the ever-changing climate. Drought disasters and extreme weather has caused massive crop failure, leading to famine and even claiming hundreds of lives. Air pollution has also been responsible for a host of health issues, including respiratory infections, heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. Thus, diverse mechanisms in addressing food security and climate change became our main priority. 


Forests and horticultural plants hold a vital role in sustaining lives. In addition to their ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, their adversity also provides necessary alternatives to achieve food security and healthy life, from various organic products of fruits and vegetables through horticultural practices, to urban forests around community ecosystems.

This extraordinary panel discussion of “Leveraging Food Security: Unleashing the Benefits of Horticulture and Urban Forestry on Nutrition and Health” will highlight how horticulture and urban forestry management significantly impact lives and the well-being of the people. It will unleash the power of these practices through research-based cases by interconnecting dimensions of forestry and health, all for a sustainable and resilient future. From community gardens to urban tree canopies, these solutions not only provide immediate relief but also lay the foundation for a sustainable and thriving future, where the inseparable links between environmental health, nutrition, and overall well-being are recognised and prioritised.


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December 3, 2023
9:30 am
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