Expo Milano 2015 started on May 1st and Bioversity International was there - read all about it in this blog.
200 people attended The recipe of a collaborative life, A (bio)diverse world and The post-2015 development agenda* events, which were a perfect occasion to discuss the key role that agricultural biodiversity plays in feeding the planet. Our scientist Danny Hunter and his colleague from the 'Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition' initiative, Camila Oliveira, have shared their presentations online.
In particular, Bioversity International stressed the need for governments and policymakers to create an enabling environment for agricultural biodiversity stewardship, invest in research and development, and promote knowledge and use of diverse yet underutilized crops as the Brazilian government is doing.
What’s next on our Expo Milano 2015 agenda? Bookmark our calendar of events which we are co-organizing with several partners to raise awareness on why safeguarding and using agricultural biodiversity matters, and join our event on agricultural biodiversity and women’s empowerment at Palazzo Castiglioni on September 17. There you will meet development cooperation experts, join the discussion on how to support women as key players in production and food systems, and hear stories and experiences from women custodian farmers coming from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
*Videos available only in Italian.
The GEF 'Mainstreaming biodiversity for nutrition and health' initiative is led by Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey and coordinated by Bioversity International, with implementation support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and additional support from the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health.