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This publication is the product of the collaborative work of scientific experts in the framework of the Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Food Security, who served in different capacities as panel members and authors. We express our sincere gratitude to all of them:

Bina Agarwal, Sarah Ayeri Ogalleh, Frédéric Baudron, Sammy Carsan, Paolo Cerutti, Josephine Chambers, Ian K. Dawson, Neil M. Dawson, Beatrice Darko Obiri, Elizabeth Deakin, Ann Degrande, Jason Donovan, Jennie Dey de Pryck, Samson Foli, Lisa Fuchs, Amos Gyau, Gordon Hickey, Amy Ickowitz, Miyuki Iiyama, Ramni Jamnadass, Katy Jeary, Gudrun Keding, Katja Kehlenbeck, Daniela Kleinschmit, Christophe Kouame, Godwin Kowero, Patti Kristjanson, Adrian Martin, Stepha McMullin, Henry Neufeldt, Mary Njenga, Vincent O. Oeba, Daniel Ofori, Hemant R. Ohja, Pablo Pacheco, Christine Padoch, John A. Parrotta, Bronwen Powell, Nitin D. Rai, Patrick Ranjatson, James Reed, Mirjam Ros-Tonen, Chris Sandbrook, Jolien Schure, Anca Serban, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Carsten Smith-Hall, Barbara Stadlmayr, Terry Sunderland, Celine Termote, Tran Nam Tu, Patrick Van Damme, Nathalie van Vliet, Barbara Vinceti and Solomon Zena Walelign.

Without their voluntary efforts and commitment the preparation of this publication would not have been possible.

We acknowledge and sincerely thank the reviewers of the full report and the various chapters whose comments have greatly improved the quality of this publication: Eduardo Brondizio, Carol Colfer, Martina Kress, Eric Lambin, Kae Mihara, Sarah Milne, Ellen Muehlhoff, Ben Phalan, Dominique Reeb, Patricia Shanley and Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers. And to Ella Walsh for her help in embedding links to digital resources.

We also gratefully acknowledge the generous financial and in-kind support provided by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the United States Forest Service, and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. Our special thanks go to the IUFRO Secretariat for providing indispensable administrative and technical support to the work of the Panel. Furthermore, we would like to thank the member organisations of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests for providing overall guidance to the Panel. We are particularly grateful also to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO, Rome, Italy), to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia), the University of Cambridge (UK) and to the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF, Delhi, India) for hosting expert meetings.

Bhaskar Vira
GFEP Panel Chair

Christoph Wildburger
GFEP Coordinator

Stephanie Mansourian
Content Editor