New Book on Pollination Services to Agriculture


Title: Pollination Services to Agriculture – Sustaining and enhancing a key ecosystem service Edited by Barbara Gemmill-Herren Co-published with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations “This publication illustrates some of the impressive amount of work that has been carried out focusing on pollinators and pollination in recent years… I would like […]

The Indigenous Pollinators Network

Learning about pollinators during the workshop in Nairobi / Kivulini Trust

An Indigenous Peoples Network on Pollinators to research, foster research alliances, better understand the value of pollinators in terms of ecosystem services, to support self determination and more! Providing inputs to how the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and the work of modern scientists could be linked more equitably and usefully is one of the objectives of this initiative.

Experiences from the field, learning from GEF projects

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A side event to share and reflect on the contributions of different components of biodiversity for food and agriculture to support food security and nutrition, sustainability and ecosystem services through the practical experiences obtained from global GEF agrobiodiversity projects supported by UNEP and FAO.

FAO releases a report on the effects of Climate Change on Crop Pollination.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report titled “Potential Effects of Climate Change on Crop Pollination,” which stresses the central role of pollination in food systems and in conserving genetic diversity, and examines how climate change may impact the provision of pollination services. Download the publication.  

COP11 side event on the sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity

Monday 15th of October 2012
A side event on the sustainable use of agricultural biodiversityheld during the CBD COP11

This side event, hosted by the UNEP and FAO, presented the experiences from the projects on agricultural biodiversity that have been supported by GEF. The projects demonstrate the efforts to maintain the diversity of crops, useful trees and livestock, but also experiences on the maintenance of other ecosystem service providers such as pollinators.

Toby Hodgkin, Coordinator, Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research

Agrobiodiversity in flower-rich field margins: a surplus value for landscape, biodiversity and farmer?

Flowers in field margins: pollinators and plague control Field margins are gaining interest of scientists and policy makers. Field margins can be a buffer zone against dispersal of nutrients and pesticides to the environment. They also often contain the highest biodiversity. For this reason, management of field margins is often ecologically oriented; farmers can also […]