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.