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Climate change threatens biodiversity and impacts ecosystem functions, including those important for food supply. By the end of the century, climate change is expected to become the main driver of biodiversity loss and the resilience of many ecosystems is likely to be exceeded.

FAO promotes the use of indigenous and locally-adapted plants and animals as well as the selection and multiplication of varieties and autochthonous races adapted or resistant to adverse conditions. It also hosts the Secretariat of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, where members discuss issues and action plans for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity for food and agriculture. For more information click here: www.fao.org/biodiversity/en/.