Global Action on Pollination Services for Sustainable Agriculture

FAO brings together in this page a number of regional initiatives, programmes and projects working towards a common goal of promoting the conservation and sustainable use of pollinator diversity in agriculture and related ecosystems.

Pollinators, essential for social, economic, and ecological health, face threats like climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, pests and pathogens, diseases, invasive alien species and intensive agriculture and management practices (including increased pesticide use). To counter this, enhancing habitat diversity in agricultural and urban areas, promoting biological pest control and integrated pest management, and reducing pesticide use are crucial. National and international initiatives are key for protecting pollinators because they provide a coordinated and comprehensive approach to address the global challenges facing pollinators. These initiatives can harmonize efforts across borders, ensuring consistency in policies and actions. They enable the sharing of best practices, research, and resources, fostering collaboration among countries. Furthermore, such initiatives can raise awareness on a global scale, influencing public opinion and driving significant policy changes and conservation actions. By working together, countries can more effectively combat the threats to pollinators thus safeguarding the vital ecosystem services that pollinators provide.

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A call for resources mobilization

Every action, big or small, contributes to a larger impact. By mobilizing resources together, we can ensure that these tiny yet mighty creatures continue to thrive, securing our ecosystems and our future. 

International initiatives

All over the world, numerous initiatives on pollinators are carried out by different actors. The goal of these plans is to promote actions to preserve managed and wild pollinators, and to encourage the development and the implementation of sustainable agricultural practices. These initiatives also include different activities for the preservation of the ecosystem services provided by pollinators.

National initiatives

Different countries have developed several national strategies for pollinator conservation across the world. Examples of action plans have been implemented at regional, national, or city level, in accordance with local pollinators’ needs and issues. This list is meant to inspire, share information, and provide some concrete examples of current plans of action. This list is a snapchat of what countries have shared with FAO. Send an email to [email protected] to see your national initiative featured on this list.

Other initiatives

Concurrently with the international and national initiatives, there are some other ongoing projects carried out across different countries by different actors. The general purpose of these initiatives is to involve different stakeholders such as academia and civil society actors in a general effort aimed at the conservation and sustainable use and management of ecosystem services delivered by both wild and managed pollinators.