COP11 side event on the sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity

A side event on the  sustainable use of agricultural biodiversityheld during the CBD COP11
Monday 15th of October 2012, lunch time.

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

Case studies:
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