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Resource Why bees matter Why bees matter The importance of bees and other pollinators for food and agriculture
Type Policy Paper
Last update: 02/08/2018
Type: Policy Paper
Language English
Download: 752kb
Summary BIRDS, BEES, BATS AND MORE
So, what are they? Everyone knows about
the bees, and there are some 20 000 species
of wild bees that pollinate plants but it
may come as a surprise to know that moths,
flies, wasps, beetles and butterflies as well
as some animals pollinate plants. Vertebrate
pollinators include bats, non-flying mammals,
including several species of monkey, rodents,
lemur, tree squirrels, olingo and kinkajou,
and birds such as hummingbirds, sunbirds,
honeycreepers and some parrot species. 
The abundance and diversity of pollinators
ensures the sustained provision of
pollination services to multiple types of
plants and leads to better food.
Author
person details FAO Policy Admin
Role Organisation
Network Organisation organisation details Food & Nutrition Security-Suriname netwerk
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 311 Agriculture  
1.2 Institutional dimension Knowledge Management & Communication