The Agrobiodiversity Index – Factsheet

Title

The Agrobiodiversity Index – Factsheet

Subject

Agrobiodiversity

Description

The Agrobiodiversity Index is the tool we need to measure agrobiodiversity and identify concrete actions to achieve diverse and sustainable food systems. It will contribute to sustainability through three pillars: diets and markets, production systems and genetic resources. The Agrobiodiversity Index will help decision-makers – governments, investors and companies – ensure that food systems are more diverse and sustainable. There is currently no agreed, standard way of measuring agrobiodiversity in diets, food production or genetic resources, nor ways of asking how other activities affect agrobiodiversity. Decision-makers lack a set of concrete actions that they can implement to make food systems more sustainable through increased agrobiodiversity. These gaps also extend to measuring progress on how agrobiodiversity is delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s Targets.

Creator

Bioversity International

Publisher

Bioversity International

Date

2017

Contributor

CGIAR, European Commission, Italian Development Cooperation; Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Format

PDF

Language

English

Files

Citation

Bioversity International, “The Agrobiodiversity Index – Factsheet,” Biodiversity Conference Virtual Kiosk, accessed November 23, 2020, http://virtual-kiosk.cbd.int/items/show/6.