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Preserving while producing

Agricultural Biodiversity

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture have opened the Call for Proposals 2010: Benefit-sharing Fund

The theme for the 2008 International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) was “Biodiversity and Agriculture”. More »

Agricultural biodiversity provides not only food and income but also raw materials for clothing, shelter, medicines, breeding new varieties, and performs other services such as maintenance of soil fertility and biota, and soil and water conservation, all of which are essential to human survival. Nearly one third of the world's land area is used for food production. More »

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme