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Agricultural biodiversity: biofuels and biodiversity. Experiences and results from assessments of the impacts of biofuel production and use on biodiversity and impacts on biodiversity that affect related socioeconomic conditions

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/DCO/76500 (2011-121)
To: CBD national focal points, SBSTTA focal points and relevant Organisations

I invite Parties, other Governments and relevant organisations to submit any relevant information, in any appropriate form, to the Secretariat at secretariat@cbd.int or by mail, with the subject title "Notification – Biofuels and Biodiversity"). Submissions will be accepted at any time but not l ...

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Recommendation X/10

Agricultural biodiversity: further development of the International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Soil Biodiversity


Recommendation V/9

Agricultural biological diversity: assessment of ongoing activities and priorities for a programme of work

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Agricultural economist evaluates research results on food security

Plant breeding has considerably increased agricultural yields in recent decades and thus made a major contribution to combating global hunger and poverty. At the same time, however, the intensification of farming has had negative environmental effects. Increases in food production will continue ...

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Agricultural land reduced by 6.2% in 10 years, survey shows

A census of agriculture conducted by the National Statistics Office paints a sad, but not unexpected picture of the sector, with less land under cultivation and fewer livestock in many cases.

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Agriculture a vital part of the solution to land degradation

The world’s drylands are becoming hotter and drier. Expanding commercial agriculture and investing in sustainable land management practices are two ways in which governmentscan mitigate this form of land degradation, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


Agriculture and Rural Development Day

4 December 2010, Cancun, Mexico

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COP 10

Agriculture and biodiversity

Presentation of activities for biodiversity conservation in agricultural sector in Japan. Agriculture is an essential production activity on supplying necessary food and daily commodities for human lives, and also on the viewpoint of food security. For the maintenance and development of sustaina ...

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Agriculture and biodiversity: A make or break for European Green Deal

A recent impact report published by the European Commission lays bare the terrible mismatch between the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the bloc’s biodiversity objectives, writes Jabier Ruiz.

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Agriculture is linked with malaria in complex ways: Evidence from 16 African countries

The African population is expected to triple by 2100. This means that more food, water and agricultural commodities are required. To meet these needs, African governments and development agencies have set up large agricultural projects.

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Agrobiodiversity Index scores show agrobiodiversity is underutilized in national food systems

The diversity of plants, animals and microorganisms that directly or indirectly support food and agriculture is critical to achieving healthy diets and agroecosystems. Here we present the Agrobiodiversity Index (based on 22 indicators), which provides a monitoring framework and informs food syst ...

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COP 11

Agrodiversity and Food Security

Depletion of Agrodiversity has reduced the food basket available for the community. This had serious impacts on the food security and nutritional security of the people. With changing climate the risk of crop failures are increasing. There is urgent need to bring back agrodiversity into the ce ...

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Agroecology mitigate climate change in agriculture

Our intensive agriculture plays a key role in the changing of climate by releasing different gases and volatile compounds in air and in soil. This climate change has serious threats on human being as well as plants.

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All the reasons why organic food doesn’t deserve such bad press

People are keener than ever to make ethical, environmentally friendly food purchases. But a spate of bad press about the environmental impact of organic produce may leave some people scratching their heads.

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Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050

Scientists know that biodiversity is declining across much of the world although less universally and dramatically than we feared. We also know that things are likely to get worse in the future, with a combination of habitat loss, climate change and overexploitation set to drive species and habi ...

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American Bumblebee Could Be Added to the Endangered Species List

The American bumblebee is quickly moving towards the endangered species list as their population has declined by 89% in the last 20 years. The vital pollinators have also already vanished from eight states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue analyzing populations and create their “ ...

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An Indian farming biodiversity success story

More than 90 per cent of rice is produced and consumed in Asia. Prior to the green revolution in the 1960s, India was home to more than 100,000 rice varieties, encompassing a stunning diversity in taste, nutrition, pest-resistance and, crucially in this age of climate change and natural disaster ...

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An Indigenous community in India’s Meghalaya state offers lessons in climate resilience

The Indigenous food system of the Khasi community in Nongtraw village in Meghalaya offers lessons in climate resilience and sustainable food systems, says a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation report.


An investment in biodiversity is also an investment in agriculture and food security

Message of Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of World Food Day 2006

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Aquaponics: The future of agriculture?

Like a shimmering purple spaceship, the glowing greenhouse stands in the middle of an old dairy factory in an Eindhoven industrial park in the Netherlands. It can't fly — but if the founders of the startup Phood Farm have their way, their business will soon take off. They hope the future of agri ...

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Araku Valley, Andra Pradesh, India: "We're finally reaping the results of our labour"

Zero-budget natural farming is a form of agricultural system redesign being practised at scale in India, particularly in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is an emerging set of agricultural practices designed dramatically to reduce farmers’ direct costs (hence “zero-budget”) while boosting yields ...

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Arctic 'doomsday vault' stocks up on more food seeds

An Arctic "doomsday vault" is set Tuesday to receive 60,000 samples of seeds from around the world as the biggest global crop reserve stocks up for a global catastrophe.

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Are Potassium Chloride Reserves the World’s Next Stranded Assets?

Take a glance down at the earth. The soil is one of the world’s biggest reserves of biodiversity.Did you know one handful of topsoil contains more microorganisms than all the people who have ever lived in the history of our planet?

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Are we hungry for change for genuinely transforming food systems?

While the governments chant the mantra of "leaving no one behind", it is ironic that they are abetting corporate grabbing of land and resources, which is pushing farmers out of agriculture. Corporations are exercising more and more control over food and agriculture and influencing public policies.

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As Brazilian agribusiness booms, family farms feed the nation

Brazil’s “Agricultural Miracle” credits industrial agribusiness with pulling the nation out of a recent economic tailspin, and contributing 23.5 percent to GDP in 2017. But that miracle relied on a steeply tilted playing field, with government heavily subsidizing elite entrepreneurs.

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Assessing agroforestry practices and soil and water conservation for climate change adaptation in Kenya: A cost-benefit analysis

The study was carried out under the Integrating Agricultural Sectors into National Adaptation Plans programme, with the aim of capacity building, generating evidence-based results for selecting adaptation options, and informing adaptation policy dialogues on adaptation in agriculture.

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Avocado farm a threat to Amboseli ecosystem

There are few places on earth where someone can enjoy the wonder of snowy mountain peaks, witness a herd of elephants at sunset and experience an ecosystem lush with wetlands, open grasslands and arid bush all in the span of a day. That is the wonder of the Amboseli ecosystem in southern Kenya.

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Backing up crop biodiversity collections

The International Potato Center (CIP) recently joined 34 other organizations across the globe in depositing more than 60,000 seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a biodiversity bunker in a mountainside of an Arctic island in Norway.

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Bad land use blamed for biodiversity loss

Amon Andreas, who is responsible for issues of sustainable land management and biodiversity at the ministry, said unsustainable land use practices include forest clearing for agricultural purposes.

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Bali’s new highway project bring concerns about agriculture and conservation areas

Concerns over a major highway project in Bali are mounting, with a new study revealing how the road would affect the island’s signature farmlands.

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Bees 'risk dying from hunger', say French beekeepers

Alarmed French beekeepers and farming groups warned Tuesday of a “catastrophic” honey harvest this year due to adverse weather.

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Bees As Seeds

For centuries human beings have found in bees the representation of positive values. Symbol of industriousness, ingenuity and generosity, in recent years, bees have become increasingly alarming sentinels of a balance that human beings themselves are threatening.

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Bees and flowers have had the world’s longest love affair. Now it’s in danger

The oldest love affair in history is between the bee and the flower. It began more than 100m years ago, when nature devised a more efficient way than winds for plants to procreate. About 80% of plant species now use animals or insects to carry pollen grains from the male part of the plant to the ...

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Bees brought Bavarians together. And they have a lesson for us all

Last week, Bavarians forced their state legislature to change farming policies with the most successful petition in the state’s history. And while the law proposed by the petition covers a range of measures, it’s no surprise that campaigners’ rallying cry quickly became “save the bees”.

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Beneath the surface: South Africa’s food system is in trouble

The deep flaws in the way in which we produce our food were brought into sharp focus during a drive from the Lowveld to the Highveld. South Africa’s food system is in trouble but I’d be the first to admit that it’s not a message that’s immediately easy to credit. On the surface, we appear to hav ...

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Best of Landscape News 2020: Food and Livelihoods

Food is central to our cultures, health and, indeed, life. But feeding the world is an immense industry that often depletes the planet’s resources through deforestation, soil degradation, loss of biodiversity and mass conversions of landscapes from their natural states to those designed to benef ...

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Between food and biodiversity

Cristiana Pasca Palmer : How does the weaver ant help to deliver the food on your plate? The answer might not be immediately obvious, but this feisty predator is critical to maintaining balance in the global food chain: eating and repelling fruit flies that could otherwise destroy lucrative and ...

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Between land and sea: Agrobiodiversity holds key to health for Melanesian tribes

The community’s traditionally self-sufficient and biodiverse diet features 132 species, notably the fe’i banana, a Melanesian specialty that contains 100 times the vitamin A of a typical banana.

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Beyond Farm to Fork: the ‘agricultural’ side of EU’s biodiversity strategy

The European Union’s bid to tackle biodiversity loss goes hand in hand with the new ambition of making the food system more sustainable, involving several farming aspects.

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Beyond honey: 4 essential reads about bees

As spring gardening kicks into high gear, bees emerge from hibernation and start moving from flower to flower. These hardworking insects play an essential role pollinating plants, but they’re also interesting for many other reasons.

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Big Food is Betting on Regenerative Agriculture to Thwart Climate Change

More than 20 years ago, Will Harris was a commodity cattle farmer who relied on common industrial tools like pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and antibiotics. Today, his 2,500-acre ranch in Bluffton, Georgia, is a holistically managed, no-waste operation with 10 species of livestock rotated to ...

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Big falls in crop yields across Europe feared due to heatwaves

Yields of key crops in the EU will be sharply down this year owing to heatwaves and droughts, further exacerbating the impacts of the Ukraine war on food prices.


Biodiversity Champion: World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA)

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/DCo/VA/82926 (2013-107)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant organizations

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COP 10

Biodiversity and Climate Change: The role of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Worldwide, specific agricultural systems and landscapes have been created, shaped and maintained by generations of farmers and herders based on diverse natural resources, using locally adapted management practices. These systems have resulted in the maintenance and adaptation of globally signifi ...


Recommendation XII/7

Biodiversity and biofuel production

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Biodiversity at risk because we don’t assess the risk of pesticides properly

A more complete approach to pesticide environmental risk assessment should replace the current system, which represents real world conditions poorly.

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Biodiversity crisis: Technological advances in agriculture are not a sufficient response

Rapid population and economic growth are destroying biological diversity—especially in the tropics. This was reported by a research team led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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Biodiversity declines threaten world food production, warns United Nations

A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, biodiversity in food and agriculture “is indispensable to food security and sustainable development.”

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