Connecting global priorities: biodiversity and human health

A state of knowledge review

Healthy communities rely on well-functioning ecosystems. They provide clean air, fresh water, medicines and food security. They also limit disease and stabilize the climate. But biodiversity loss is happening at unprecedented rates, impacting human health worldwide.

Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health brings together the current state of knowledge about how biodiversity and human health are linked.

The book is a result of collaboration between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners bringing together expertise and perspectives across different disciplines to further understanding of using biodiversity to combat global malnutrition.

Bioversity International, along with other individuals and organizations, has contributed to two chapters that investigate the evidence linking agricultural biodiversity and food security, and linking nutrition, biodiversity and human health:

Chapter 5: Agricultural biodiversity and food security
Chapter 6: Biodiversity and nutrition

Romanelli, C.; Cooper, D.; Campbell-Lendrum, D.; Maiero, M.; Karesh, W.B.; Hunter, D.; Golden, C.D.
Corporate Author:
World Health Organization (WHO); Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
344 p.
Bioversity International COHAB Initiative; DIVERSITAS; Ecohealth Alliance; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH); Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR)
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ISBN 13:
978 92 4 150853 7