PAR at CBD SBSTTA 14 – Nairobi, Kenya (May 2010)

The Fourteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 14) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took place from 10 – 21 May 2010 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya.

The Platform participated in a series of Side Events to launch an International Partnership to support the Satoyama Initiative.

PAR Statements to SBSTTA14

PAR  Side Event


The Case of Sengwer Indigenous Peoples (Kenya) – Yator Kiptum
Mobile indigenous people and climate change: an opportunity in crisis – Taghi Farvar
How are indigenous peoples and rural communities using agrobiodiversity to adapt? –  Saoudata Aboucrine
Coping with Climate Change: How are Indigenous Peoples and Rural Communities Using Agrobiodiversity to Adapt - Paul Bordoni
Agrobiodiversity as a coping strategy in the face of climate change: Lessons from rural farming communities of Kitui, Kenya – Patrick Maundu
Pastoralist mobility in adapting to climate change – Nicolas Soikan
How Andean Farmers manage their diversity with special reference to potato - Maria Scurrah and Stef de Haan

Andean farmers managing potato diversity. Video produced by Maria Scurrah and accessible from Agrobiodiversity Platform on Vimeo.


Agro-Biodiversity and climate change. Radio interview produced by Eric Kadenge for Agfax.

Synthesis Paper

A synthesis paper describing how indigenous peoples and rural communities are using agrobiodiversity to adapt to climate change was launched.

Click here to read a post on the side event or directly open the synthesis paper: The Use of Agrobiodiversity by Indigenous and Traditional Agricultural Communities in: Adapting to Climate Change (pdf 1.75 MB)


Climate Change and Agrobiodiversity: Strengthening adaptability and resilience

Nairobi Agrobiodiversity Debates

In celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity, PAR, together with UNEP, National Museums of Kenya and Bioversity, held the first of its planned Nairobi Agrobiodiversity Debates