FAO Releases Report on the State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

BFA coverThe FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture recently released it first report on "The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture." 

The report gives an evaluation of the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA) as well as it management worldwide based on 91 country reports, 27 reports from international organizations, and inputs from over 175 authors and reviewers. Furthermore, it presents information on the roles and importance of BFA, drivers of change and status and trends of BFA, state of management of BFA, enabling frameworks for BFA, and the needs and challenges in the management of BFA.

The key findings of the report include the following:

  1. Biodiversity is essential to food and agriculture.
  2. Multiple interacting drivers of change are affecting biodiversity for food and agriculture.
  3. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is declining.
  4. The use of many biodiversity-friendly practices is reported to be increasing.
  5. Enabling frameworks for the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity for food and agriculture remain insufficient.

Download the full report here.

Tags: FAO, biodiversity, food and agriculture