It’s a great honor and recognition that the work of the Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Security programme is featured in The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture” that was launched on Friday February 22. From the SD=HS work, the topic of women’s traditional knowledge for improved food and seed security under climate change is highlighted. The important role of women in food production remains, apart from this case study, largely underexposed in the complete report.

The report on “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture” is an important effort in creating a comprehensive picture of the state and use of this biodiversity, thus providing a strong foundation for the design of interventions towards more sustainable, resilient food systems. It serves as the state of the art report to refer to for policy makers, journalists and NGOs.