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Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems: Scienti­fic Foundations for an

Agrobiodiversity Index.

Bioversity International, 2017; Bioversity International, Rome, Italy; ISBN: 978-92-9255-070-7

Mainstreaming biodiversity in sustainable food systems is vital if we are to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Using biodiversity for sustainable farming systems that produce diverse, nutritious foods will contribute to the conservation of these precious resources; conserving biodiversity resources will make them available for future climate scenarios and today’s nutrient needs.

For this reason, the creation of an Agrobiodiversity Index, which can help bring production and consumption together for sustainable biodiversity-based solutions could go a long way to raise awareness about the multiple links between biodiversity, healthy nutrition and sustainable food production and, thereby, help promote the multiple aspects of sustainable food systems.