Agricultural Biodiversity

Current Activities

The International Day for Biological Diversity: Biodiversity and Agriculture - 22 May 2008

The theme in 2008 for the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) was “Biodiversity and Agriculture”. The objective was to highlight the importance of sustainable agriculture not only to preserve biodiversity, but also to ensure that we will be able to feed the world, maintain agricultural livelihoods, and enhance human well being into the 21st century and beyond. More>>

The in-depth review of the implementation of the programme of work on agricultural biodiversity

The programme of work on agricultural biodiversity was reviewed by SBSTTA 13 for the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2008 with the full participation of the Parties, relevant international and other organizations, the private sector, civil society, and local and indigenous communities. SBSTTA concluded that the programme is a relevant framework for achieving the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and to address emerging issues such as climate change. More>>