Today, over half the world’s plant-based nutrition comes from just 3 crops: corn, wheat, and rice (it wasn’t always like that).
The Lexicon asked food systems experts to select the best examples of Reawakened Crops from across the globe.
They started with 25.
An international group of experts—including agronomists, soil scientists, and food systems NGOs—selected 25 Reawakened crops that are transforming global food systems by providing nutrient security, enhancing biodiversity, supporting local economies, and increased resilience to climate change.
What is agrobiodiversity? The Lexicon is a member of the FACT Accelerator, which has developed 10 Principles to explain agrobiodiversity.
The FACT (Food, Agrobiodiversity, Clarity, and Transparency) Accelerator believes that the marketplace can accelerate change in our food systems by providing purchasers (and consumers) with more visibility into how food is grown, produced, and brought to market. Transparency and storytelling help buyers across the value chain make purchases aligned with their values and support the food system they’d like to see. In pursuit of this vision, international food and agriculture experts defined 10 Principles for Agrobiodiversity, conducted three transparent supply chain pilots—fonio in West Africa, small millets in India, and amaranth in Mexico—and built Supply Chain Self-Assessment Tools to encourage food companies to use more diverse ingredients.
10 Principles for Agrobiodiversity
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