The need to enhance crop, livestock and aquatic genetic diversity in food systems

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Abstract

Biodiversity loss is a global threat and biodiversity for food and agriculture is particularly relevant in the context of our food systems. This report discusses the current status and trends of crop, livestock and aquatic genetic diversity, in relation to food systems. The impact of decreasing or enhanced use of crop, livestock and aquatic genetic diversity – within and across species and varieties – is discussed in relation to four different food system dimensions: 1) safe and healthy diets, 2) food security, 3) inclusiveness and equal benefits, and 4) sustainability and resilience. To this end, both a literature review and stakeholder and expert interviews were used. We provide a conceptual framework for assessing trade-offs of different measures and strategies for increased use of crop, livestock and aquatic genetic diversity. We furthermore highlight key topics for future research and policy recommendations in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Livestock Research
Number of pages50
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen Livestock Research
No.1385

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