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This is a critical moment for biodiversity. The “interlocking crises of biodiversity loss, environmental degradation, and climate change amounts to the greatest market failure of all time”, as remarked by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema - Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).  It is evident that there is...
An article published in the journal Nature Food highlights the findings of The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agricultureand notes the urgent need to address the loss of ecosystems, species and intraspecific genetic diversity in the interests of sustainable agriculture, food security...
Circular State Letter: C/CBD-605 English Arabic French Russian Spanish For more information click here.
Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems. It is essential to livelihoods and food security and to the supply of ecosystem services. Many of its key components are in decline. To learn...
December 2-4, 2019   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   FAO has recently published its report on The State of the World’s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.  This report identified a number important needs and challenges in the conservation, sustainanable use and development of aquatic genetic resources (AqGR)....
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