The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.
Dr. Harpinder Sandhu discussed the application of the principles of ecological economics in agriculture and food systems.
Forests generated economic benefits in the form of cash and in-kind income equivalent to 12.86 percent of GDP in 2012 and 2013.
The GDSA is a sustainability initiative led by African countries.
GDP looks at income, but says nothing about wealth and assets that underlie this income.