This side event, hosted by the UNEP and FAO, presented the experiences from the projects on agricultural biodiversity that have been supported by GEF. The projects demonstrate the efforts to maintain the diversity of crops, useful trees and livestock, but also experiences on the maintenance of other ecosystem service providers such as pollinators.
Toby Hodgkin, Coordinator, Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research
Opening remarks and introduction:
Marieta Sakalian – Senior Programme Management /Liaison Officer (CGIAR/FAO), Biodiversity, UNEP
Linda Collette – Secretary, Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO
Presentations will focus on project activities and achievements in supporting sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity and how these contribute to the the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its twenty Aichi Targets
Questions and discussion
Concluding remarks: Toby Hodgkin