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Pollination Risk

This indicator assesses whether there is enough natural habitat surrounding cropland to support natural pollination. Up to two-thirds of all crops require some degree of animal pollination to reach their maximum yields, and natural habitat around farmlands can support healthy populations of wild pollinators by providing them with foraging and nesting resources. As part of the mapping of the planet’s critical natural assets for people (NCP), the crop pollination dataset models the potential contribution of wild pollinators to nutrition production, based on pollination sufficiency of habitat surrounding farmland and the pollination dependency of crops. NCP for crop pollination is expressed in terms of the average equivalent number of people fed per acre of natural habitat.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF). "WWF: A Biodiversity Guide for Business." May 23, 2022,….


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