Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture Network (BFA-Net)

The Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture Network (BFA-Net) is an e-mail based network managed by the Secretariat of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture that provides a platform for discussion of issues relevant to the management of the biodiversity that underpins the world’s agrifood systems.

Members can post messages can be posted in English, French or Spanish on any aspect of the management of biodiversity for food and agriculture, including on issues related to practical aspects of sustainable use and conservation (e.g. biodiversity-friendly production practice and approaches) and those related to policy, legal or institutional frameworks. Please find here the results of a survey conducted prior to the launch of BFA-Net to gauge levels of interest in the establishment of such a network and obtain views of what kinds of content would be of particular interest.


If you would like to become a member of BFA-Net, please click here to sign up. For further information, please see the frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions

How do I join BFA-Net?+

What is the scope of BFA-Net?+

Who can post messages on BFA-Net?+

In what languages does BFA-Net operate?+

Is BFA-Net moderated?+

How can I post a message on BFA-Net?+

How do I access the BFA-Net website?+

What will I find on the BFA-Net website?+

Can I receive BFA-Net messages in digest form?+

How can I contact the BFA-Net Moderators?+