Conservation of pollinator diversity for enhanced climate change resilience

About Us

The aim of this project is to conserve pollinator diversity to enhance the climate change resilience in an economically self-sustaining way (without rewards for farmers and sponsored events). For this purpose it introduces the Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) approach in 7 countries, Morocco is the benchmark country. FAP includes a cross-sector policy mix. The project contributes to six Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 1, 2, 3, 12, 13 and 15).

Period of Implementations

Jun 1, 2017 - May 31, 2022

Total Budget

USD 7,539,329.91

Key Documents



The project contributes especially to the Aichi-targets 1, 3 and 7 by combating decline of pollinator diversity. Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) is based on TEEB and identifies the economic value of habitat enhancement in fields and orchards and uses the additional net incomes as incentives for farmers and policymakers to mainstream pollinator protection across sectors. The project develops the first pollinator inventory for North Africa and West Asia allowing national monitoring.


Develop self-sustaining incentives for protection Build capacity for pollinator protection and sustainable use of biodiversity on different levels and mainstream pollinator protection Identify pollinator species and their habitat requirements in North Africa and countries bordering the Mediterranean in the east Knowledge sharing with other countries, international institutions and organizations Develop an international stewardship for pollinator protecting agriculture

Impact Pathway


Title: Guide for farmers Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP)

Author: Stefanie Christmann

Date: 2019-08-28

Title: Video on Farming with Alternative Pollinators (Arabic Version)

Author: Stefanie Christmann

Date: 2019-03-27

Title: Dependency of main crops in Morocco on pollinators

Author: Stefanie Christmann

Date: 2019-04-01

Title: Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) Main pollinators of apple

Author: Stefanie Christmann

Date: 2019-04-03

Title: Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) Main pollinators of eggplant

Author: Stefanie Christmann

Date: 2019-04-05

Title: Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) Main pollinators of faba bean

Author: Stefanie Christmann

Date: 2019-04-04

Title: Farming with Alternative Pollinators (FAP) Main pollinators of zucchini

Author: Stefanie Christmann

Date: 2019-04-05

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