pollination pollinators and food production

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Apple plays an important role in the livelihood of the farming community in Chitral, Pakistan. The commercial varieties of apple planted in orchards in Chitral, for example, Kala Kola (Red Delicious), Choupush (Royal Delicious), and Royal Gala, are reported to be partially or completely self-incompatible and require crosspollination for...


A decline of wild pollinators, along with a decline of bee diversity, has been a cause of concern among academics and governmental organizations. According to IPBES, a lack of wild pollinator data contributes to difficulties in comprehensively analyzing the regional status of wild pollinators in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Oceania. It may...


The thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production carried out under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims to assess animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service underpinning food production in the context of its contribution to nature’s gifts to...


The thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production carried out under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aims to assess animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service underpinning food production in the context of its contribution to nature’s gifts to...


Simon Potts of the Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) talks about the importance of pollinators in the production of everyday goods. He mentions "The Coalition of the Willing", which is a group of European countries who are taking action in the conservation of pollinators and what they offer to the world....


The present report details the results on mortality rates and on disease prevalence of EPILOBEE programme stretching from September 2013 to September 2014 and compares these results with those obtained last year. The two-year programme resulted in the collection of a very substantial amount of data on different topics (farming practices, use of...


Pollination is frequently identified as an important ecosystem service to agricultural production. In contrast, ecosystem disservices are rarely considered. This study explores pollinator service versus disservice in lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) production. This crop is highly managed, requires insect pollination, and has a...


Threats to wild and managed insect pollinators in Europe are cause for both ecological and socio-economic concern. Multiple anthropogenic pressures may be exacerbating pollinator declines. One key pressure is exposure to chemicals including pesticides and other contaminants. Historically the honey bee (Apis mellifera spp.) has been used as an ‘...