Diversification

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Crop diversification, more diversified farming systems and a variety of rural employment enables dryland farmers to better manage risks and improve their livelihoods.

7,000 - Crop types that have been used for food by humans throughout history

75% -  The global food share that comes from only 12 plant and 5 animal species

60% Extent of the world's food energy intake that comes from rice, maize and wheat

60% Percentage of the food that comes from smallholder agriculture in developing countries, where crop diversity is key for the resilience of farming systems.

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