“Crop improvement, environmental sustainability and higher farm incomes all depend on agricultural biodiversity — as does simply consuming a healthy, balanced diet.”
This is the opening phrase of the special theme focus on agricultural biodiversity that the CGIAR is highlighting this month in its electronic newsletter, cgiarNews. In this edition of e-News, a feature article by Bioversity International explores how agricultural biodiversity not only offers desirable crop and livestock traits, but can also deliver better nutrition, enhanced resilience, greater sustainability, and higher farm incomes. In an interview, Carlos Seré, director general for the International Livestock Research Institute, discusses why genebanks and other measures are needed to protect livestock diversity, which is essential for ensuring world food supplies.
Read about these stories and other research aspects of the CGIAR here