Why are farmers in Morocco becoming insect guardians?

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Bees, butterflies and even some flies play an essential role in pollinating plants. Without them, humans would have a hard time finding food. Some 75 percent of our most-cultivated crops depend on insect pollination. They also ensure the genetic diversity of crops, which in turn helps them adapt to climate change.

But around the world, pollinators are under threat.

Using a method called Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP), the project is trying to attract pollinators with blooming meadows. But instead of planting wildflowers — as is common in Europe — they are planting crops with which farmers can earn a living.

A film by Mabel Gundlach

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Length
07:54 Minutes

Date of publication
2019

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Conservation of pollinator diversity for enhanced climate change resilience

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