Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Pre-Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) event

Start date: March 27

Organizer: ELO, Syngenta and the RISE Foundation

Location: Brussels, Belgium

The panel of this event's first part - including Bioversity International's Director General, Ann Tutwiler - will create a space for constructive dialogue with a focus on strengthening the relationships among the private sector, development organizations, governments and other stakeholders directly or indirectly involved in responding to food and nutrition security and environmental restoration. It will showcase the rationale for new initiatives such as an Agrobiodiversity Index or a Landscape Connectivity Alliance and how these can be tools for countries and corporations to increase private and public investment in sustainable food and agriculture.

The Forum for the Future of Agriculture takes place on Tuesday, March 28.

PART I — New Trends and Opportunities in Agriculture and Biodiversity | 13:00-14:30

Panel discussion:

  • M. Ann TUTWILER, Director General, Bioversity International – Improving Food Systems Through an Agrobiodiversity Index
  • Jürgen TACK, Scientific Director, ELO – Biodiversity from the Landowners’ Perspective
  • Juan GONZÁLEZ-VALERO, Head Public Policy and Sustainability, Syngenta – Business and Landscape Connectivity
  • Johan LAMMERANT, Natural Capital Protocol Chair, Arcadis – Benefits of Natural Capital in Agricultural Landscapes

Chair: Louise BAKER, Unit Coordinator, External relations, policy and advocacy, UNCCD

Download the full agenda to learn about the other parts of the event