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Agricultural biodiversity is key for resilient family farms

Biodiversity for Family Farming Bioversity International Agricultural and tree biodiversity plays an essential role in achieving a more nutritious, productive and adaptable food and agricultural system 500:000:0 000 There are over 500 million family farms around the world ? ? FRIDAY THURSDAY SATURDAY WEDNESDAY SUNDAY 805 million people in the world are currently food-insecure TUESDAY MONDAY 80% Africa: small farms make up 80% of all farms on the continent 8% Africa O 87% Asia 4% Europe 1% Americas Asia accounts for 87% 190 million 93 million of the world's small farms (less than 2 hectares) small farms small farms in China in India DIVERSIFY, DIVERSIFY, DIVERSIFY Diversity enhances farm productivity through ecosystem stability USA +70% Monoculture farms Stability Higher-diversity farms Diversity helps reduce pest damage in bananas Uganda High number of banana varieties on farm Low number of banana varieties on farm Presence of banana weevil decrease by 75% Diversity improves resilience of farms Hurricane Nicaragua Mitch +20-40% -18% -49% Monoculture farms Diversified farms Arable land Incidence Top soil loss of landslides retention 2014 International Year of Bioversity International CGIAR Family Farming Science for a food-secure future Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. © Bioversity International 2014 Sources: Bioversity International. 2013. FAO. 2013. Bioversity International is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US. Holt-Gimenez, E. 2000. Nagayets, 0. 2005. Tilman, et al. 2006. Bioversity International (UK) is a Registered UK Charity No. 1131854.

Agricultural biodiversity is key for resilient family farms

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Did you know that there are over 500 million family farms around the world and that 80% of all farms in Africa are small farms? When peoples' livelihoods directly depend on their small farm or home ga...






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