Published April 2, 2016 | Version v1
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Summary for policymakers of the assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on pollinators, pollination and food production.


  • 1. University of Reading
  • 2. University of São Paulo
  • 3. IPBES secretariat
  • 4. Leiden University
  • 5. University of Cambridge
  • 6. Universidad Nacional de Río Negro (UNRN)
  • 7. CSIRO, James Cook University
  • 8. Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
  • 9. INRAE Centre de Dijon
  • 10. Universidad Nacional del Comahue
  • 11. CSIRO
  • 12. Agricultural Research Council (ARC)
  • 13. Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • 14. Ecole Nationale de Formation Agronomique
  • 15. Canadian Pollination Initiative Strategic Network (NSERC-CANPOLIN)
  • 16. Centre for Ecological Research, Lendület ecosystem Services Research Group
  • 17. University of Cape Coast
  • 18. Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • 19. Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science
  • 20. Nature Kenya
  • 21. Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • 22. Bee Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS
  • 23. University of New England
  • 24. Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • 25. Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 26. US Department of Agriculture
  • 27. Norwegian Environment Agency
  • 28. University of Ghana
  • 29. University of East Anglia


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 people and supporting a good quality of life. To achieve this, it focuses on the role of native and managed pollinators, the status and trends of pollinators and pollinator-plant networks and pollination, drivers of change, impacts on human well-being, food production in response to pollination declines and deficits and the effectiveness of responses.The chapters and their executive summaries of this assessment are available as document IPBES/4/INF/1/Rev.1 ( The present document is a summary for policymakers of the information presented in these chapters



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Report: 10.5281/zenodo.3402857 (DOI)