This global project has been set up to address a decline in pollinators and pollination services that is expected to affect food production and human livelihoods in many parts of the world. It involves 7 countries - Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, India, Nepal and Pakistan.
To prevent losses in agricultural production, pollinators (including honeybees) in agro-ecosystems and associated natural systems need to be conserved and managed as part of a programme to support sustainable agriculture. This means that we need to understand the pollination systems, the causes of decline and the effects on crop production. Farmers also need access to information on what constitutes good agricultural and land management practice (including traditional practices) to sustain pollination services and to conserve pollinators in associated natural systems.
Purpose of Project
The purpose of this project is therefore to promote co-ordinated action worldwide to:
Document the diversity of pollinators
Address the lack of taxonomic information on pollinators
Monitor pollinators to determine if economically and ecologically important pollinators are in decline, and identify the causes
Assess the economic value of pollination and the economic impact of the decline of pollination services
Study key pollination systems and identify good practice
Promote the sustainable use of pollinators in agro-ecosystems through the implementation of best practice
Promote awareness about the importance of pollinators
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