Agrobiodiversity – the Key to Food Security

November 5th, 2009

The World Summit on Food Security nears. The global food insecurity situation has worsened and continues to represent a serious threat for humanity. Around 852 million people globally suffer from hunger and malnutrition of which 80 percent are rural dwellers. The reduction of hunger has been a central issue of international cooperation for many years. Conservation and sustainable use of the whole range of crop varieties and farm animal breeds is a key to the global reduction of poverty.

GTZ provides advice in these areas and supports concrete measures for using biological diversity to improve food security, for example by setting up school feeding programmes or organising school gardens. Learn more. Read these: Fact Sheets: Shaping frameworks; Fact Sheets: Securing food; Fact Sheets: Communicating biodiversity.