Thematic studies

Thematic studies were prepared in support of the report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. The objectives of these thematic studies were to review available knowledge and experience in addressing key issues relevant to the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity for food and agriculture, and to identify actions required, including research needs and priorities.

Contributions of biodiversity to the sustainable intensification of food production

This study considers the roles of biodiversity in the sustainable intensification of food production, assessing how these roles can be measured, the current state of knowledge and opportunities for intervention.


The contribution of biodiversity for food and agriculture to the resilience of production systems

This study reviews the available information on the contribution of biodiversity for food and agriculture to the resilience of crop, livestock, forest, fishery and aquaculture production systems to environmental change and uncertainty.


Study on the linkages between protected areas and the conservation of biodiversity for food and agriculture

This study provides a first analysis of the contribution of protected areas to the conservation of biodiversity for food and agriculture, particularly wild species used for food, along with recommendations for future research in this area.