Title of document: The state of the world’s biodiversity for food and agriculture
Authors/editor: J. Bélanger & D. Pilling (eds.).
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Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: FAO
Year of publication: 2019
Geographic focus: Global level
Main issues / topics addressed (for example: Overview; drivers, status and trends; state of management; enabling frameworks; Conclusions…)
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Web address to original document (if any): http://www.fao.org/3/CA3129EN/CA3129EN.pdf
This report presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA). It complements other global assessments prepared under the auspices of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which have focused on the state of genetic resources within particular sectors of food and agriculture.
The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture provides an assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA) and its management worldwide, drawing on information provided in 91 country reports (prepared by over 1300 contributors), 27reportsfrom international organizations and inputs from over 175 authors and reviewers.It describes the many contributions that BFA makes to food security and nutrition, livelihoods, the resilience of production systems, the sustainable intensification of food production and the supply of multiple ecosystem services; the major drivers of change affecting BFA; the status and trends of various components of BFA; the state of management of BFA; the state of policies, institutions and capacities that support the sustainable use and conservation of BFA; and needs and challenges in the management of BFA.