Our world depends on biodiversity more than we can imagine, so it's fundamental that we produce food in a way that preserves the environment. Safeguarding natural resources and biodiversity is critical to people’s health and planetary wealth.

Sustainable agriculture is the answer to reverse trends that lead to biodiversity loss.
FAO has a long history of fostering sustainable agricultural development and the sustainable use of biodiversity for food and agriculture to pursue its goal of ending poverty and hunger. Closely interlinked, biodiversity and ecosystem services support agriculture in multiple ways, benefitting farmers’ livelihoods and well-being.

International Day of Biological Diversity

22 May marks the International Biodiversity Day, an opportunity to celebrate all life on the planet. This year’s global celebrations bring with it a renewed sense of hope with the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework at COP 15, with over half of the Framework targets related to agriculture sectors. The theme for this year is: “From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity.”