white paper for policy makers in agriculture

White Paper: Needs Assessment & Repository

For the Development of a Blended Learning Programme on Mainstreaming Biodiversity across Agricultural Sectors


Who this white paper is for


The white paper outlines a needs assessment and repository for a Blended Learning Programme on Biodiversity in Agriculture, aligning with FAO goals and the Global Biodiversity Framework. Tailored for policy professionals in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and the environment, the methodology includes expert input, multi-stakeholder dialogues, CBD glossaries, and analysis of FAO’s Biodiversity Action Plan, ensuring a comprehensive approach.


Key messages


  • There is a significant gap between global institutional perspectives and on-the-ground approaches to biodiversity mainstreaming.
  • Discrepancies exist between national agricultural policies and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).
  • Proposed solutions include a focus on ecological functioning, promoting landscape-level governance, and addressing stakeholders’ needs through six identified themes, supported by a repository of resources from organizations like CIFOR-ICRAF, FAO, IPBES, GLF, and CBD.


About Blended Learning for Biodiversity in Agriculture


The Global Landscapes Forum, in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research, addresses the critical need for informed policy decisions in the agriculture and environment sectors through a comprehensive six-module course. Specifically targeting government and technical experts capable of influencing policy, this initiative focuses on Mainstreaming Biodiversity across Agricultural Sectors, aligning with the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) goals for a sustainable and diverse environment.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17528/GLF/TM.35701

Author: Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie, Orsolya Csiszar, Kimberly Merten, Sai Varun Tumuluru, and Marilyn Sanchez

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Language: English

Year: 2024

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Global

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