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Addressing water scarcity in agriculture. How can indigenous or traditional practices help? Report of activity No. 149

This document summarizes the online consultation Mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture, fisheries and forestry for improved food security and better nutrition held on the FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) from 7 May to 1 June 2018.

The online consultation aimed at gathering experiences and examples from practitioners to define further the objectives and partnerships of the FAO Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform and to advance the development of its work programme. Technical facilitation was provided by the following FAO staff: Irene Hoffmann, Secretary of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and Paulo Augusto Lourenço Dias Nunes, Natural Resources Officer in the Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department with support by Clelia Puzzo, Programme Specialists, Globally Important Heritage Sites and Patrick P. Kalas, Natural Resources Officer Capacity and Institutional Development, Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department.

This report presents a selection of the main points emerging from 74 contributions shared by participants from 29 countries, whom we thank very much for their time and valuable input.

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