Agricultural functions and biodiversity

A European stakeholder approach to the CBD agricultural biodiversity work programme


Laura Buguñá Hoffmann (Ed.)

ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation, 2001

ISBN: 90-76762-10-4

This report aims to raise awareness among stakeholders on the importance of agriculture and agricultural management practices for (wild) biodiversity conservation. The main policy framework for this report is the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its agricultural biodiversity work programme. One of the activities in the work programme, under programme element 1, assessments, is to promote and develop assessments of the interactions between agricultural practices and the conservation and sustainable use of the components of biodiversity.

The report is the outcome of a European project, carried out by ECNC, in close cooperation with the following partners: the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP); the European Sustainable Use Specialist Group of IUCN/SSC (ESUSG of IUCN/SSC); the Dutch Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI); the Spanish Environmental Research Centre ‘Fernando González Bernáldez’ (CIAM); the Polish Institute of Environmental Protection (IOS); and the Expertise Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries.

The European Commission (DG Environment), English Nature, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, and ECNC granted financial support to the project, and the Flemish Institute for Nature Conservation hosted the project’s European Workshop. 

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