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Each day the CBD Secretariat conducts a global Internet search for relevant news stories. The following stories collected over the last seven days relate to agriculture and biodiversity.

7 December 2016

Inter Press Service News Agency, 2016-12-07
CALI, Colombia, Dec 6 2016 (IPS) - A global food watchdog works around the clock to preserve crop biodiversity, with a seed bank deep in the Colombian countryside holding the largest collection of beans and cassava in the world and storing crops that could avert devastating problems.

5 December 2016

UN News Centre, 2016-12-05
Marking World Soil Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of healthy soils, adding that “sustainable management systems and practices will unlock the full potential of soils to support food production, store and supply clean water, preserve biodiversity, sequester more carbon and increase resilience to a changing climate.”
Eco-Business, 2016-12-05
Maintaining biological diversity is important for producing food and to conserve the very foundation of life and rural livelihoods, FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo told participants in an international summit aimed at protecting biodiversity.

4 December 2016

Borneo Post, 2016-12-04
Rural areas in Sarawak stands to gain from agriculture development due to its huge amount of land which is rich in bio-resources.
 

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