A biodiverse food system for an inclusive, resilient and safe future

With the population set to reach at least 9 billion by 2050, there is no question that building adequate, inclusive, biodiverse, resilient and safe food systems for all will be one of the defining challenges of our time. How we get there, however, is less clear – especially in the wake of a global pandemic.

In this paper, World Agroforestry (ICRAF), the IUCN and GIZ assess the viability of modern agriculture against the backdrop of Covid-19, bringing to light the strains that economic downturns, declining exports and restrictions on travel have placed on food systems around the world, while laying out the steps necessary to drive transformative change and cultivate resilience in agricultural landscapes going forwards.

Watch the corresponding session that took place at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health here: The role of diverse agricultural landscapes in biodiversity conservation and food system resilience

Author: World Agroforestry; IUCN; GIZ

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum

Language: English

Year: 2020

Location(s): Global

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