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Agricultural biodiversity is the outcome of the interactions among genetic resources the environment and the management systems and practices used by farmers this is the result of both natural selection and human inventive developed over millennia. Agricultural biodiversity is a source of species and varieties that are tolerant to different climate extremes from drought to flooding and extreme temperatures using biodiversity based solutions on farms can also decrease emissions that contribute to climate change. Using agricultural biodiversity to improve nutrition and health edited by jessica fanzo danny hunter teresa borelli federico mattei currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. Agricultural biodiversity is a broad term that includes all components of biological diversity of relevance to food and agriculture and all components of biological diversity that constitute the agricultural ecosystems also named agro ecosystems the variety and variability of animals plants and micro organisms at the genetic species and ecosystem levels which are necessary to sustain