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.”
- Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
- International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
- International Plant Protection Convention
- Convention on Biological Diversity
- United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
- UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration