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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Topic: Agro-biodiversity

Food Security and Nutrition resources

The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture report, prepared under the guidance of its Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, is the first one to analyze the state of plants, animals and micro-organisms that support food and agricultural production – at...

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Food Security and Nutrition resources

Livestock and agroecology

his brief reviews opportunities and challenges related to livestock’s potential to contribute to agroecological transition, focusing on four main themes, which rely on different elements of agroecology: supporting better livelihoods and creating added value; conserving and using diversity;...

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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.

Outputs of discussions and consultations

Sustainable farming systems for food and nutrition security

This document summarizes the online discussion Sustainable farming systems for food and nutrition security, which was held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 23 October to 10 November 2017.

The discussion was facilitated by Alan Dangour, Professor in...

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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?

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