Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Biodiversity is a bulwark for people, societies, economies and food security

30 September 2020

Biodiversity underpins most of the world's economic activities, particularly in the agri-food sector, so the pace of its erosion must be contrasted with holistic, coherent and collective efforts, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today.

"Its loss undermines global efforts to tackle poverty and hunger - no biodiversity, no food diversity," he said in a video address to the UN Summit on Biodiversity.

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