Structure

The Agrobiodiversity Index is the first tool that brings together existing data on diets and markets, production and genetic resources, analysing them under the lens of agrobiodiversity. It measures:

    1. Status – the current state of biodiversity in food and agriculture.

    2. Actions – how much policies, investments and practices support biodiversity in food and agriculture;

    3. Commitments – the level of commitment towards improved agrobiodiversity.
Commitment indicators measure the country, company or project strategies and policies for improving use and management of agrobiodiversity for healthy diets, sustainable agriculture and for future use options.+
Action indicators focus on what countries, companies or projects are actually doing to increase agrobiodiversity across the food system, showing the extent to which policies are put into action to achieve what they committed to.+
Status indicators measure the actual status of agrobiodiversity in terms of species, varieties, landscape complexity and functional diversity at relevant scales for each of the pillar. +

Applications

    •  Align with global development targets. Agrobiodiversity contributes to at least 4 Sustainable Development Goals and 7 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The Agrobiodiversity Index helps measure progress against global targets linked to sustainable use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity.

    •  Assess risks and opportunities. The Agrobiodiversity Index helps assess risks and opportunities linked to agrobiodiversity loss and presence, to support strategic decisions, including in value chain diversification, budget allocation, and research and development.

    •  Plan interventions. Results from the Agrobiodiversity Index can help identify strategies and plan interventions to improve the quality and quantity of yields while caring about the planet.

    •  Rank and benchmark. The Agrobiodiversity Index allows comparison among countries, companies and investments, to stimulate peer-to-peer knowledge exchange on sustainability practices for improve sustainable use and conservation of agrobiodiversity.

    •  Leverage investments. The Agrobiodiversity Index helps investors improve their portfolios by re-orienting funds towards.

How does it work?

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