Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Diversified Food System: Policy to Embed Crop Genetic Diversity in Food Value Chains

Current food systems and associated agricultural practices have led to a loss of crop diversity. The re-introduction of diversity in the agrifood systems is a complex process that involves a variety of realms, the mobilisation of multiple forms of knowledge and the active participation of all the diverse actors involved. To understand and support this process, a multi-actor and integrated research approach is needed, based on participatory and democratic methods, inter- and trans-disciplinarity, and a systemic approach. This booklet presents policy recommendations to embed crop genetic diversity in five areas of action.
ThemeTechnical Resources
SubjectCrop diversity
Publication year2019
Resource typePublications
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KeywordsValue chain; Agricultural biodiversity; Plant breeding
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