Experts from the Committee on World Food Security tell us that we need disruptive change within and across today’s varied and complex food systems. Board Chair, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, and I agree! We believe that scientists at Bioversity International have been doing just that. For the past 40 years, they have been demonstrating how incorporating agrobiodiversity into our food and farming systems can drive disruptive changes.
In the 2017 Annual Report, published today on the International Day for Biological Diversity, we will take you on a virtual trip around the world where you will find scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.
The report presents highlights from 2017 as we continue moving towards reaching our strategic objectives: CONSUME diverse, affordable, nutritious diets, PRODUCE in resilient, productive and diversified farms and landscapes, PLANT a diversity of quality seeds and other planting materials, and SAFEGUARD priority agrobiodiversity for current and future needs.