In collaboration with Bioversity International, European Commission International Cooperation and Development, Italy, Syngenta, United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.
11 October | 14:30-15:00 CET | Sheikh Zayed Centre, Atrium (ground floor)
You are warmly invited to join us for this book launch event.
Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems: Scientific Foundations for an Agrobiodiversity Index showcases decades of evidence on how agrobiodiversity is essential for sustainable food systems, contributing to nutritious, healthy diets and sustainable, multifunctional landscapes.
The book outlines the role of agrobiodiversity in four interconnected dimensions:
This 30 minute fast-paced event will introduce a short overview of the book followed by 3 minute speed talks, outlining why agricultural biodiversity matters for nutrition, food production systems and sustainable development.
Don't be late! A limited number of printed copies of the book will be distributed at the event, on a first come, first served basis.
The book is officially launched on 26th September when it will be made available online.
Light refreshments will be served just before the event at the Tree of Knowledge - just next to the Atrium Doors by the Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO Atrium. Look for the signs or come and visit us at our marketplace stand. This event will start and end punctually to respect the wider CFS44 programme of events.
This programme is still being finalized and is subject to change.
Read these short blogs written by Bioversity International scientists about the main issues discussed in Chapter 2, 3, 4 and 5.
By Gina Kennedy and Dietmar Stoian
Food biodiversity – the diversity of plants and animals and other organisms used for food, both cultivated and from the wild – can help address hunger, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.
By Simon Attwood
There is a lot of biodiversity about, but what does it do for us? Used effectively, agricultural biodiversity can make our diets healthier, and agriculture more resilient and sustainable