Biodiversity for food and agriculture: taking stock for the future






CGRFA14Special Information Seminar
“Biodiversity for food and agriculture: taking stock for the future”
Saturday 13 April 2013 – FAO (Red Room), Rome, Italy

In 2007, the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture decided to assess the state of the world’s biodiversity for food and agriculture with a view to launch the first ever report on The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture in 2017.

This is an opportuntity to discuss the importance of improving our knowledge of biodiversity for food and agriculture and the challenges involved in doing this.

The programme for the meeting can seen here.

This information seminar offers government representatives, scientists, policy makers, civil society and other stakeholders the opportunity to exchange views on the status and contributions of biodiversity to food and nutrition security, human well-being and sustainability, and on the challenges to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the value of biodiversity for food and agriculture in all its different forms, including the often neglected components of biodiversity for food and agriculture, in providing benefits for society at large. The seminar will also address challenges related to the preparation of the first ever State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture (SoW-BFA) and its follow up.