Agrobiodiversity Index guides decisions in the private sector
Any entity that wants to enhance and maintain agrobiodiversity for sustainable food systems – whether it’s a national government or a future-conscious private company – needs a way to track progress as time goes by. To make that kind of assessment possible, the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) developed the Agrobiodiversity Index, with support from the CGIAR Research Programs on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). Its adoption has contributed to changes in behavior and discourse by at least six private-sector partners.
The Agrobiodiversity Index is the first standard way of measuring agrobiodiversity in consumption, production and conservation. It helps assess performance and progress towards managing agrobiodiversity for sustainable food systems, through 3 commitment indicators, 4 action indicators and 15 status indicators…