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In particular, these concern the issue of ecosystem services provided to agriculture, especially through pollinators and soil micro flora and fauna; and also the impact of climate change on biodiversity in agriculture. 11-12). 8. Research on the economic value of biodiversity is of considerable importance to policy makers and society in assessing the costs and benefits of biodiversity conservation, and in helping determine which policies might best achieve biodiversity goals in agriculture, as recognised in the CBD.

Thessaloniki, Greece. 2. Directorate for Inputs in Animal Production, Greek Ministry of Agriculture, Athens, Greece. 3. Directorate of Physical Planning and Environmental Protection, Greek Ministry of Agriculture, Athens, Greece. 4. National Agricultural Research Foundation, Greece. 56 the 1950’s was over 100 000 animals. Presently, it is found only in four wetland sites in Macedonian and Thrace. According to our investigations, the Greek buffalo population numbered a total of about 900 animals in 2000.

Number of registered varieties with and without ‚evolutionary potential‘ (see text) (Germany, maize and cereal crops) 500 450 Number of varieties 400 350 Varieties without ’evolutionary potential’ 300 250 200 Varieties with an ’evolutionary potential’ 150 100 50 0 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 Source: Calculated of the data from BSA, several years a). Figure 13. Average number of breeding enterprises per crop (breeding enterprises, which have registered at least one maize or cereal crop variety in Germany) 25 Number of breeders per crop 20 15 10 5 0 1992 1994 1996 Source: Calculated of the data from BSA, several years a).

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