This report summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in Africa based on the information provided in country reports submitted to FAO as part of the reporting process for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. The document was prepared as supporting documentation for an informal regional consultation on the state of Africa’s biodiversity for food and agriculture held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 to 5 May 2016.

Based on information provided by 91 countries and 27 international organizations, analysis of global literature and datasets, and contributions from over 175 authors and reviewers, The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture assesses biodiversity for food and agriculture and its management worldwide.

FAO launched the Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform in 2016 to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of information between governments and other actors on issues related to mainstreaming biodiversity across the agriculture sectors. As one of the first major activities of the Platform, FAO held a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors (Dialogue) in Rome, between 29 and 31 May 2018. This publication gives the details of the speakers, the dialogue and the outcomes.

The publication is intended to provide basic information on the biological wealth of Turkey and the contribution of genetic resources to daily life and food security. The book is organized into ten chapters and provides general information on geographical features and agro-ecological zones, diversity of genetic resources, agriculture and biodiversity, conservation and utilization of genetic resources in crop and livestock husbandry, forestry, fisheries, and pharmaceutic and aromatic industries. Each chapter has been prepared after a search of all available literature on the topic and with the valuable contributions of eminent scientists.

Biodiversity mainstreaming across the agricultural sectors is the process of embedding biodiversity considerations into all policies, strategies and practices that are adopted by public and private actors who either depend on biodiversity or whose actions have an impact on biodiversity. The purpose of mainstreaming biodiversity in the agriculture sectors it to ensure

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