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Global Initiative to Strengthen Sustainable Agriculture

August 14, 2013

Reaffirming the critical importance of sustainable agriculture, an alliance of 16 global agriculture and conservation leaders came together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2013 to launch a new initiative aimed at bridging the agriculture and conservation agendas. The program will be conducted through expanding the dialogue, building the scientific evidence base, and charting a clear path for collaboration in reaching the post-2015 sustainable development goals.

Bridging Agriculture and Conservation Initiative led by Bioversity International aims to build and leverage existing science to underpin critical progress based on evidence of practical and synergistic approaches that work at all levels.

Accordingly, 16 global leaders drafted a declaration agreeing on the need for a new agricultural development paradigm that addresses society's current and future needs for more sustainable, socially equitable, resilient, nutritious and adaptable, as well as more productive food and farming systems.

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