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Submitted by Stefanie Christmann

  In 1993, the United Nations (UN) decided to create an International Day for Biological Diversity. In 2000, the UN decided to dedicate 22 May to biological diversity. This year, 22 May highlights agrobiodiversity and its importance for nutrition and human health.
Moroccan farmers learn to recognize the diversity and value of wild pollinators and natural enemies in their fields

Submitted by Stefanie Christmann

 Morocco is already known to be one of the richest countries of the Mediterranean Basin for its terrestrial biodiversity. However, its bee diversity remains poorly documented despite the importance of these insects as major pollinators of many crops and wild plants. Our project helps filling this gap of knowledge and shall contribute to the conservation of Moroccan bees.
Morocco, a Mediterranean hotspot of bee diversity 

Submitted by Stefanie Christmann

  ‘Farming with Alternative Pollinators’ is a sustainable and low-cost strategy that conserves biodiversity while increasing productivity.
 New partnership protects wild bees and increases farmer incomes

Submitted by Stefanie Christmann

Pollinator protection is a prerequisite for biodiversity protection in terrestrial areas. Morocco, the benchmark country of the IKI project “Conservation of Pollinator Diversity for Enhanced Climate Change Resilience” took a major step ahead to develop a pathway for pollinator protection in Morocco and other count.
 Morocco joined the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators 

Submitted by Stefanie Christman

The German channel Deutsche Welle prepares a documentary on the IKI project to be broadcasted in June globally and in four languages: English, German, Arabic and Spanish.

Submitted by Stefanie Christmann

Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) is a knowledge-based approach requiring minimum investment by farmers. Therefore, many different ways of communication are used to train and inform farmers, e.g. film, PDF files to be sent to smart phones, Farmer Field Schools, social media, public TV, brochures etc. Audiovisuell information plays an important role in particular for illiterate farmers.

Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) – short film introduction in English and Arabic