Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems

10 January 19

Coconut Knowledge Center - Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food System

Coconut offers exceptional opportunities for promoting and protecting agro-biodiversity as a shade crop and through the numerous small-holder economic opportunities derived from good intercropping farming practices.

“In a true sense we have with us a treasure of valuable agrobiodiversity that we have not explored scientifically yet.” Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India


Bioversity International Publication:

“Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems”

In today’s complex and interconnected world, what we eat and how we produce it are inextricably bound together. A focus on increasing food production without due concern for the environment is causing severe land and water degradation. A focus on addressing hunger without a focus on good nutrition is causing an epidemic of non-communicable diseases. A focus on increasing yields in a few staple food crops is contributing to loss of crop diversity. What we need is to be able to produce a wide variety of nutritious foods while having minimal impact on the environment – a sustainable food system.

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