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Declining biodiversity for food and agriculture needs urgent global action

The continuing loss of ecosystems, species and intraspecific genetic diversity has profound implications for agriculture, food security and human wellbeing. An urgent response is needed, including at global level.

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Fig. 1: Global state and trends figures for key elements of biodiversity important to food and agriculture.
Fig. 2: Countries’ evaluation of trends in the use of selected management practices and approaches.

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All authors contributed to the conception and design of the paper. D.P. drafted the paper. J.B. and I.H. substantively revised the paper.

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Correspondence to Julie Bélanger.

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Pilling, D., Bélanger, J. & Hoffmann, I. Declining biodiversity for food and agriculture needs urgent global action. Nat Food 1, 144–147 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-0040-y

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