The association "Food for Biodiversity" was founded in March 2021 to make a significant contribution to the protection of biodiversity. Food producers and traders, food standards and other industry players, scientific institutions and environmental organisations commit to implementing measures that enhance the protection of biodiversity as a key concern of the food industry and its upstream value chains.
The initiative is pre-competitive, directly serves the non-profit objective of protecting biodiversity and contributes to the transformation towards sustainable and future-proof food systems. The members signed an ambitious self-commitment. Among other things, they commit to incorporating a basic set of biodiversity criteria into standards and supply chains, and to create incentive schemes for farmers willing to implement more and better biodiversity measures. Training for farmers and advisors as well as managers in companies is available. Strategies for raising consumer awareness are being developed and the political framework conditions for the protection of biodiversity are to be improved together.
Further information: https://food-biodiversity.de soon also available in English!
Food for Biodiversity is a lighthouse initiative of "Unternehmen Biologische Vielfalt (UBi)" and is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.