How can pollinator conservation promote food security?

Science / Life Sciences

When we mention pollinators, we talk about bees, butterflies, birds and even bats. They play a fundamental role in the reproduction of many plants, which, in turn, comprise a large part of our diet with their leaves, fruits and seeds. However, these valuable agents face risks in a world of change. The loss of their habitats, pesticide use, and climate change threaten their existence, with direct implications for our food security, as pollinator declines can reduce crop quality and productivity, leading to food shortages and rising food prices. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how these pollinators interact in natural environments, with the changes in their habitats and with agrosystems. And thus ensure that we continue to have sufficient food resources to meet the planet’s growing population demand.

Amount invested

Grant Serrapilheira 2023: R$ 100.000,00
Grant Faperj 2023: R$ 675.000,00

Open Calls

Chamada conjunta de apoio a pós-docs negros e indígenas em ecologia nº 1