Peasants give life to Biodiversity

We have shaped biodiversity for food and agriculture and it shapes us; food sovereignty and a healthy environment depends on it.


Food sovereignty ensures that the rights to use and manage lands, territories, waters, seeds, livestock, and biodiversity are in the hands of those of us who produce food.”

Declaration of Nyéléni, 2007.



click on the image to download IPC Agricultural Biodiversity Brochure (PDF 4.6Mb)

Photo credits for, and other language versions of, the Brochure forthcoming.


Related article in Farming Matters “Co-creating the agricultural biodiversity that feeds us”


Draft report  by the IPC Agricultural Biodiversity Working Group

Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture: the perspectives of small-scale food providers

A thematic Study for FAO’s report on the “State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture”

Draft_CSO-SoW-BFA_ThematicStudy_20Nov2015 (PDF 440Kb)

This report reflects perspectives of civil society organisations (CSOs) including social movements of small-scale food providers about biodiversity for food and agriculture. It presents what CSOs and, in particular, women and men small-scale food providers in a range of production and harvesting systems, are doing to develop and defend biodiversity for food and agriculture, above and below ground and in waters.

The report presents, in the framework of food sovereignty, the perceptions of the nature and impact of the drivers of loss of biodiversity for food and agriculture. Further, it presents CSO activities, which have helped mobilise and enabled communities and social movements in many productive ecosystems across the world, to sustain and improve biodiversity for food and agriculture and resist changes that undermine it.

Draft_CSO-SoW-BFA_ThematicStudy_20Nov2015 (PDF 440Kb)

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