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.

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13/02/2024

The Briefing was organized by the Secretariats of the Commission Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Commission) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (Internation...

29/01/2024
On 30 January, biodiversity experts from more than 20 African countries will meet in Harare to discuss the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in the region and consider action to strengthen the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. National Focal Points will share experien...
13/12/2023
Agrifood systems solutions are climate solutions and increased collaboration and finance are needed if the world is to achieve the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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40 Years of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
17/07/2023

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
03/05/2023

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