Expo Milano 2015 will take place in Milan, Italy from 1 May to 31 October 2015 and will focus on the theme - Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.
More than 140 participating countries will show the best of their practices and technology to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, in a sustainable way. In addition to the exhibitor nations, Expo will also involve international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square metres large exhibition area. At the same time, Milan will host Expo in Città, a project coordinated by the Municipality of Milan and Milan Chamber of Commerce to promote thousands of cultural and recreational events taking place in greater Milan during the Expo.
Bioversity International believes that Expo is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of agricultural biodiversity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Eradicating hunger and poverty, combating climate change, promoting sustainable use of ecosystems directly depend on present and future availability of options to respond to challenges and changes.
All actors in the value chain play a role in feeding the planet sustainably, women included, as they are actively involved in the production, conservation and processing of food for their families and beyond.
We increasingly need supportive policies, technology and consumer education to drive market demand for diverse, nutritious, local foods for sustainable, healthy diets, as well as for the investment in research and development for the conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity to ensure food and nutrition security for future generations.
Bioversity International will showcase its research and researchers at a variety of events listed below.
See you at Expo!
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