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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Agro-biodiversity

Consultation
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Mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture, fisheries and forestry for improved food security and better nutrition

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are essential in supporting agriculture in multiples ways and at all levels. These interlinkages are increasingly seen as key for livelihoods, welfare, production and development.

This online consultation will contribute to define further the objectives and partnerships of FAO's Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform and to advance the development of its work programme.

Discussion
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Sustainable Farming Systems for Food and Nutrition Security

Ending hunger and malnutrition is a challenge with sustainable agriculture and food systems at its very heart. Understanding the links between agriculture, food security and nutrition, and the environment is of central importance for any advancement towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals. This discussion aims to stimulate debate around this nexus and to feed into current research initiatives.

Discussion
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How can we protect pollinators and promote their role in environmental and agricultural practices?

Pollination is responsible for providing us with a wide variety of food, affecting 35 percent of the world’s crop production and increasing outputs of 87 of the leading food crops worldwide. However, human activity has put a large pressure on pollinators jeopardizing entire ecosystems and the production of nutritious foods. What is being done and which further steps need to be taken to protect pollinators and promote their role in environmental and agricultural practices?