This Field Dialogue built on the findings from the initial 2011 Scoping Dialogue in Washington D.C. The dialogue is part of an effort to expand the initiative by engaging key stakeholders in agriculture, forestry, biofuels and food security to:
1) Bridge the forest and agriculture sectors and provide more holistic insight into the challenges of land and water use, intensification of forestry and farming, and expanding patterns of mass consumption in Brazil and internationally;
2) Provide thoughtful leadership and catalyze debate around solutions for conserving forest values, while meeting a growing world population’s needs for food, fuel and fiber;
3) Identify the key issues on land-use, trade and lifestyle and explore if and how they can be reconciled with local or national aspirations;
4) Establish specific and practical ways forward on key issues, and preparedness to pursue them, amongst stakeholders in Brazil.
The 4F dialogue is funded by BNDES, The Ministry of Environment - Brazil, GIZ, CCAFS,IIED, Fibria, Mondi, IDEAS and Bracelpa and co-organized by The Forests Dialogue, Instituto Ethos, Bracelpa and Fibria.