A world without bees would wipe out many staple crops, UN warns on World Bee Day

20 May 2019

What would a world without bees look like? Their absence would mean no more coffee, apples, almonds, tomatoes and cocoa, to name just a few of the crops that rely on pollination for yield and quality.  

That’s one of the drivers behind World Bee Day being marked this year for only the second time, on 20th May. The UN Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) is raising awareness about the importance of pollinators for ensuring the world’s food security.  

For this Target Zero Hunger podcast, Charlotta Lomas spoke to FAO’s Abram Bicksler about sustainable agriculture practices that can help protect bees.  

Audio Credit:
Charlotta Lomas, FAO - Target Zero Hunger Podcast
Audio Duration:
6'29"

 

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