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Promote Pollinators, the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ on pollinators was founded at the end of 2016 in response to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Assessment Report on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production. The assessment emphasises the threats that human activities pose to pollinators, and the key role pollinators play in the conservation of biological diversity, ecosystems, food production and the global economy. The first countries to join the Coalition were Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Peru, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. By now (early 2022), Promote Pollinators has 30 member countries and 4 observers. Members of
Promote Pollinators sign a declaration and commit to taking action to protect pollinators and stop their decline, sharing experiences and lessons learned, seeking collaboration with stakeholders, developing research and supporting other members. Wikifarmer is one of the observers of the Coalition. Promote Pollinators supports members in developing national pollinator strategies through practical meetings and workshops. The coalition also shares knowledge with a wider network through a bi-monthly newsletter and regular webinars that are open to the public.
Why are pollinators important to agriculture? Plants depend on pollination. Nearly ninety percent of wild flowering plants need pollinators like bees to transfer pollen for successful sexual reproduction. In turn, […]