Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture - Frequently asked questions

Biodiversity for food and agriculture is declining: what does this mean? What can I do about it? 

The issue of biodiversity loss is attracting  increasing attention worldwide. Yet, information related to biodiversity, particularly in the context of food and agriculture, can be challenging to communicate. 

The text below provides simple answers to frequently asked questions about biodiversity for food and agriculture. It is based on information found in FAO’s report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture, a major global assessment published in 2019 drawing on specially prepared reports from 91 countries and inputs from hundreds of authors and reviewers. More information on the report is available here.

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What is biodiversity for food and agriculture?+

Why is biodiversity for food and agriculture important?+

What are the trends in biodiversity for food and agriculture?+

What are the threats to biodiversity for food and agriculture?+

Is management of biodiversity for food and agriculture getting better?+

How can we better manage biodiversity for food and agriculture?+

Why is international cooperation important and what is the role of the Commission?+

How can I help support biodiversity for food and agriculture?+