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The International Day for Biological Diversity: Farmers Conserving Biodiversity, Aiding Development and Alleviating Poverty

May 21st, 2010

May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity, is observed annually and commemorates the adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity on this day in 1992. This year we highlight the efforts farmers are making to conserve biodiversity, aid in global development and alleviate poverty in rural areas. The International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) and its member organizations worldwide celebrate this day under the auspices of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, to which IFAP is a partner organization.

Agriculture provides multiple services to the Earth and Humanity, including the conservation of and development of biodiversity, meeting human development needs and striving for economic and social sustainability. Many of the answers lie in helping farmers’ organizations to increase the scale of the ingenious and innovative systems farmers have developed worldwide. Learn  more here!