2007 BfD Information Poster No 2. A2 size
The importance of pollination is often overlooked or understated. This Poster aims to put the record straight.
Pollination is part of the reproduction of flowering plants. It involves the transfer of pollen from the anther of a flower to the stigma of the same or another flower. This process begins seed production in flowering plants.
Pollination is necessary for all seed and fruit production. In some crops, it is the seed that is harvested for food, for example: oilseed crops, nuts, legumes such as beans and peas, and cereals like rice and maize. In other crops, we eat the fruit that develops with the seed, for example citrus fruit and tomatoes.
The importance of pollination is not always fully appreciated, although in some parts of the world the need for pollination has long been understood by farmers. HONEY BEE POLLINATION HAS BEEN PROVED TO INCREASE THE SEED OR FRUIT YIELD OF MANY CROPS.