Agrobiodiversity Index Offers Measurement Tool

The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have developed an Agrobiodiversity Index, with support from the CGIAR Research Programs on Water, Land and Ecosystems. The Agrobiodiversity Index is the first standard way of measuring agrobiodiversity in consumption, production, and conservation. It helps assess performance and progress towards managing agrobiodiversity for sustainable food systems, through three commitment indicators, four action indicators, and 15 status indicators. Private companies are beginning to use the index for monitoring, assessment, and decision-making.