Biodiversity for Resilience: Farmers, Dedicated Stewards of Diversity
For millennia, farmers have domesticated, selected and exchanged plants, making them the ultimate stewards of the world’s crop diversity. But the current climate crisis has left farmers facing new, urgent challenges (increased pests, diseases and more). Fortunately, the wealth of diversity in our food crops is a resource for adaptation. We must protect and use crop diversity if farmers are to continue growing the nutritious and resilient crops needed to feed a global growing population.