This Regional Consultative Meeting in Asia and the Pacific provided an opportunity for dialogue between a wide range of stakeholders, allowing them to convene and address the issue of mainstreaming biodiversity in seven Plenary Sessions, and four Cross-Thematic Sessions. The program also included two Thematic Plenary Sessions, namely the “Conservation and Mainstreaming of Biodiversity in Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors”, and the “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Through Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS).” These themes have been identified as key for the Region.

Fin 2016, la FAO a proposé de faire office de Plateforme  de intégration de la biodiversité (la Plateforme).  Les participants à la Conférence de la FAO se sont félicités de cette initiative et ont demandé à l’Organisation de faciliter l’intégration des actions menées aux niveaux national, régional et international en faveur de la préservation, de l’utilisation durable, de la gestion et de la régénération de la diversité biologique dans l’ensemble des secteurs agricoles. Ce travail doit être effectué de manière structurée et cohérente et en collaboration avec les partenaires de la FAO, parmi lesquels les instances de la CDB et d’autres organismes des Nations Unies.

This report summarizes the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in Africa based on the information provided in country reports submitted to FAO as part of the reporting process for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. The document was prepared as supporting documentation for an informal regional consultation on the state of Africa’s biodiversity for food and agriculture held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 3 to 5 May 2016.

Based on information provided by 91 countries and 27 international organizations, analysis of global literature and datasets, and contributions from over 175 authors and reviewers, The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture assesses biodiversity for food and agriculture and its management worldwide.

The publication is intended to provide basic information on the biological wealth of Turkey and the contribution of genetic resources to daily life and food security. The book is organized into ten chapters and provides general information on geographical features and agro-ecological zones, diversity of genetic resources, agriculture and biodiversity, conservation and utilization of genetic resources in crop and livestock husbandry, forestry, fisheries, and pharmaceutic and aromatic industries. Each chapter has been prepared after a search of all available literature on the topic and with the valuable contributions of eminent scientists.