Conservation of pollinator diversity for enhanced climate change resilience
As of: June 2020
Objective and activities
The project protects in 7 countries pollinator diversity directly, by diversified capacity development, political mainstreaming and a global stewardship. It introduces and mainstreams TEEB-based, economically self-supporting "Farming with Alternative Pollinators"(FAP). FAP identifies the economic value of habitat enhancement for farmers and uses the additional incomes as incentives for farmers and policymakers to mainstream pollinator protection across sectors. The project develops the first pollinator inventory for the West Asia and North Africa-region (WANA). Morocco is the benchmark country (development of manuals, DVD, assessment to describe the value of pollination, broad outscaling, political mainstreaming etc.). Partners from the six participating countries will be trained and will conduct small supervised FAP trials in their countries to promote mainstreaming of pollinator protection by policy workshops in these countries.
State of implementation/results
- The 50-minute film "Gain better yield by protecting pollinators" is available in English under youtu.be/… and in Arabic under youtu.be/…
- The article " Climate change enforces to look beyond the plant – the example of pollinators" has been published (Christmann 2019: Current Opinion in Plant Biology, doi.org/…)