Upcoming webinar on 19 December: Launch of the FAO Biodiversity Knowledge Hub on the occasion of the First Anniversary of the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
The role of digital sequence information in the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture: opportunities and challenges

Biodiversity for food and agriculture is among the Earth’s most important resources. Thousands of species and their genetic variability make up the web of life and are indispensable to adapt to new conditions, including climate change. The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is committed to conserving biodiversity for food and agriculture and promotes its sustainable use for food security and human well-being and development worldwide, for current and future generations.

Agrifood systems play a pivotal role in achieving climate commitments globally. They can help countries and communities to adapt, build resilience, and mitigate emissions, ensuring food security and nutrition while reversing environmental degradation and its impacts. 
From November 22nd to 24th, FAO, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Environment Programme will be co-hosting a significant workshop focused on developing a roadmap for supporting ecosystem restoration under the Kunming-Montreal G...
40 Years of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Our food depends on a multitude of species and ecosystems, and on a wide range of within-species genetic diversity. But right now this biodiversity...

Diversity of Animal Genetic Resources

More than 2 400 livestock breeds are at risk of extinction, while 600 are already extinct, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....