Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture: Contributing to Food Security and Sustainability in a Changing World
This report identifies challenges in current agricultural production and argues for the incorporation of biodiverse agricultural practices to best realize sustainable development goals.
Conclusions & Takeaways
Policy, social, and economic interventions that support small-scale farmers will benefit the development of agrobiodiversity. Reducing pesticide use, testing economic instruments like Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES), considering socio-ecological issues, and strengthening local institutions, among other strategies, will serve to support more sustainable agricultural practices.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 2011. Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture: Contributing to Food Security and Sustainability in a Changing World. Rome, Italy.
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research