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.
Statement by the Dan Leskien at the Tenth Governing Body Session of the International Treaty on Plant 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...
More than 2 400 livestock breeds are at risk of extinction, while 600 are already extinct, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....