Agrobiodiversity was identified as one of the nine main critical and/or emerging issues in the second note by the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) that was requested by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
The note will be released during the 44th Plenary Session of the CFS, in October 2017, and serves as a starting point for political debates within CFS and for the process of elaboration of its following multiyear program of work (MYPoW).
The note was put together after an extensive process that involved a wide range of knowledge institutions and comprised an open public enquiry, 3 conferences co-organized with specific institutions that allowed direct interaction between different knowledge holders and political decision-makers, as well as a scientific, external peer-review on the first draft.
Addressing the emerging and critical issues identified, so the note, would contribute to inform the fundamental changes in agriculture and food systems that are needed to address Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) and, more generally, sustainable development.
Conservation of agrobiodiversity and its sustainable utilization for breeding and for production, a potential priority area for FSN, raise the following set of critical questions:
You can read the full note here.