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Outcomes of the African regional multistakeholder dialogue on biodiversity mainstreaming across agricultural sectors. FO:AFWC/2020/Inf. 5

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    African Regional Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors (Kigali, Rwanda, November 4–5, 2019)
    Executive summary and recommendations
    2020
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    Biodiversity is critical for safeguarding global food security, underpinning healthy and nutritious diets, improving rural livelihoods, and enhancing the resilience of people and communities. The recent alarming findings on the threats of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO)’s The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture and the global assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services have put agricultural sectors at the center of the debate in sustaining the future of human well-being and livability of the planet. Against this background, the FAO Conference, in 2017, welcomed FAO’s initiative to act as Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform1 (the Platform) and requested FAO to facilitate, in collaboration with its partners, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other UN organizations, the integration in a structured and coherent manner of actions for the conservation, sustainable use, management and restoration of biological diversity across agricultural sectors at national, regional and international levels. FAO, working with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) co-organized the first global multistakeholder dialogue on biodiversity mainstreaming in Rome (May 2018) and four regional dialogues for Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico, October 2018), Asia and the Pacific (Thailand, July 2019), the Near East (Jordan, November 2019), and Africa (Rwanda, November 2019).
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    African regional multi-stakeholder dialogue on biodiversity mainstreaming across agricultural sectors. Programme and Concept Note
    Kigali, Rwanda, November 4-5, 2019
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    At the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in December 2016 in Cancun/Mexico, the Parties called for the mainstreaming of biodiversity across all agricultural sectors and adopted the Cancun Declaration on Mainstreaming the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity for Well-Being1. Concurrently, in late 2016, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) offered to act as the Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform2 (the Platform), aiming at facilitating the dialogue and the exchange of information between governments and other stakeholders in regards to the sustainable use, management and restoration of biodiversity across agricultural sectors (including crop and livestock production, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture). As the first major activity of acting as the Biodiversity Mainstreaming Platform, FAO organized in Rome, Italy, the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue in Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors (the Dialogue), between the 29th and the 31st of May 2018. The event was co-organized with the CBD Secretariat and brought together roughly 250 experts and representatives from diverse stakeholder groups. As a follow-up, FAO with the support of the Government of Rwanda and in collaboration with the African Union Commission and other partners including the CBD Secretariat, the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Africa is proposing to organize an African Regional Dialogue on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors (the Regional Dialogue), which will take place from the 4 to the 5 November 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.
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    FAO's work on Biodiversity, Secretariat note of the 22nd Session of African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, FO:AFWC/2020/6
    Skukuza - Mpumalanga, South Africa, 9 - 13 March 2020
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    FAO's work on biodiversity, Official document of the 22nd Session of African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, FO:AFWC/2020/6

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