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Food systems depend on biodiversity and ecosystem services

Biodiversity is key for food security and nutrition, and contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. What you can do to be a “catalyst for change”?

Food systems depend on biodiversity and the ecosystem services that support agricultural productivity, soil fertility, and water quality and supply. The 2019 International Day for Biological Diversity focused on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and as a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human well-being. Join the conversation, take action, and be a catalyst for change! Below is a list of things that you can do to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity for your well-being:

  • Reduce your meat consumption
  • Eat and purchase seasonal foods
  • Buy local foods
  • Reduce your food waste
  • Compost your food scraps
  • Reduce food packaging by using reusable bags or reusing glass jars or containers
  • Avoid single-use plastics like plastic straws, coffee cups, plastic cutlery, take out containers or plastic water bottles
  • Promote local and indigenous biodiversity for food and nutrition.
     

More information:

Agricultural Biodiversity

International Day for Biological Diversity 2019

Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition