2da International Agrobiodiversity Congress – Agrobiodiversity for food system transformation

Страна: N/A

Город: Online

Тезисы до: 18.04.2021

Даты: 01.10.21 — 31.10.21

Область наук: Экология; Биологические;

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: iac-secretariat@cgiar.org

Организаторы: Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, and the Italian Government.


Despite widespread recognition of the urgent need to change the way we grow and consume our food we are far from reaching this goal. Food production remains the single largest driver of environmental degradation and biodiversity loss, including of nutrient-rich varieties of plants and animals. This is not only a conservation issue: it undermines the resilience of our food systems to pests, diseases, and climate change. It affects nutrition. In less than 60 years, diets worldwide have become more similar, dominated by a few staples rich in energy but poor in nutrients essential to human health.

Agrobiodiversity can help address these challenges and drive a positive food system transformation. The Congress will focus on:

  • providing evidence of agrobiodiversity’s role in this transformation and exploring the links between agrobiodiversity loss, malnutrition, climate change, and environmental degradation;
  • showcasing existing solutions and business opportunities to translate science into action and enhance multi-sectoral collaboration on sustainable use and conservation of agrobiodiversity;
  • informing the UN Food Systems Summit and UN Global Biodiversity Framework and other processes related to food system sustainability to advance global environmental protection and nutrition outcomes.

Веб-сайт конференции: https://alliancebioversityciat.org/es/news_and_blogs/call-for-abstracts-2nd-international-agrobiodiversity-congress/