Agricultural biodiversity is the basis of our agricultural food chain, developed and safeguarded by farmers, breeders, fishermen, forest workers and indigenous peoples throughout the world.

Agricultural biodiversity is a critical component of a sustainable food system that nourish people, nurture the environment for economic, environmental and social health.

Agricultural biodiversity is not only the result of human activity but human life is dependent on it not just for the immediate provision of food and other natural resources based goods, but for the maintenance of areas of land and waters that will sustain production and maintain agroecosystems and the wider biological and environmental services.

Agricultural Biodiversity provides:

The challenge today is our food systems are failing with a need to transform our food systems - what we eat, what we grow and how we produce it impacts on the health of people and the planet: