Conserving Biodiversity a must for food security-UN

February 3, 2014 0 Comments

Securing crop biodiversity is key to feeding world’s growing population – UN study

Breeders and other scientists can use seeds and other plant genetic resources to develop and share improved varieties. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

30 January 2014 – Seeking to ensure that the world can feed a fast growing population, expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, the United Nations today published voluntary international standards to improve conservation of the crops that are crucial to food security by preserving biodiversity in gene banks and in the field.