Functional agrobiodiversity

Nature serving Europe’s farmers


Cover - 2013 - Functional agrobiodiversityThis publication was produced by the European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity (ELN-FAB), under the coordination of ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation in cooperation with DIVERSITAS AB-IPO, and with support from the European Commission LIFE+ programme (2012)

Agriculture is undoubtedly one of the main driving forces which influence biodiversity in Europe. Agriculture and biodiversity conservation are often described as being in conflict. However, the situation is more complex in terms of interactions between land management and biodiversity.

The aim of this publication is to provide insight into the concept of FAB, its links to agricultural and biodiversity policy and the opportunities offered for a more sustainable agriculture and countryside in Europe. It is hoped that this insight will stimulate a wider uptake of FAB measures across Europe.

You can download a pdf of the report on the right.