The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

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The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture—the first-ever report of its kind—provides an assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA) and its management worldwide, drawing on information provided in 91 country reports, 27 reports from 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.
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
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