New Index outlines agrobiodiversity’s role in food system sustainability
The first of its kind, this newly launched index calculates how well countries are conserving and using their agricultural biodiversity to improve diets, markets and production, and achieve sustainable and resilient food systems.
Developed by Bioversity International, the Agrobiodiversity Index equips governments, companies and investors with the data needed to assess and respond to six risks that low agrobiodiversity poses to food and agriculture, namely:
- Climate change and variability
- Land degradation
- Pests and diseases
- Biodiversity loss.
The first report includes analysis of ten countries: Australia, China, Ethiopia, India, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa and the United States.