Mainstreaming ecosystem services and biodiversity into agricultural production and management
This series of Technical Guidance Documents by FAO and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) addresses the need for mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into agriculture, at the national level. More specifically, it is aimed to assist countries in developing and implementing their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSA Ps), to consider ecosystem services – and opportunities for their management – in agricultural production systems. This first document (PDF) focuses on the East Africa region, and provides concrete examples and cases primarily from Kenya. This second document (PDF) targets specifically the context and national policy processes of Pacific islands countries with cases from Fiji, Samoa and Cook Islands. The intention is that these document provides practical guidance to countries for building institutional capacity for synergistic implementation of multilateral agreements, and identifying opportunities for managing biodiversity and ecosystem services to reduce the use of chemical inputs. It considers issues at the technical, institutional and policy levels. The publication are a result of technical papers prepared by experts on specific topics related to biodiversity and ecosystem services in agriculture but also on social and cross-cutting dimensions such as indigenous and traditional knowledge.