1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016


India will this year  host the 1st Agrobiodiversity Congress. The objectives of this crucial congress are to :

  • Provide a common platform to share experience and knowledge on the sustainable conservation and use of agrobiodiversity.
  • Critically evaluate the current research and systems of management and use of agrobiodiversity and to assess the preparedness for meeting short- and long-term requirements of humanity.
  • Identify and prioritize research areas that require greater inputs and thrusts for better management of agrobiodiversity.
  • Strengthen capacity and build new partnerships to help manage agrobiodiversity worldwide.

The Proposed Themes are as follows :

  1. Agrobiodiversity for Food, Nutrition and Ecosystem Services
  2. Agrobiodiversity for Adaptation and Mitigation of Climate Change
  3. Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and Farmers’ Rights
  4. Quarantine, Biosafety and Biosecuirty Issues
  5. Conservation Strategies and Methodologies
  6. Science-led Innovation for Agrobiodiversity Management and Sustainable Use
  7. Capacity Building and Strengthening Partnerships

Expected Outputs

  • New thinking on the sustainable management and use of agrobiodiversity through interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and opinions among various stakeholders.
  • A roadmap to enhance food, nutrition and health security by optimal utilization of agrobiodiversity while protecting agro-ecosystems and landscapes.
  • Mainstreaming agrobiodiversity related issues into global discussions to ensure fair access, benefit sharing and sustainable use.
  • Developing a network of partnerships to strengthen agrobiodiversity management systems at the national, regional and global level.
  • Develop a ‘Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management’ as a vision document to execute the  above-mentioned action plan

Who should attend?

Scientists, students, farmers, as well as representatives from government, non-government organizations and industry to share their research experiences for sustainable management and utilization of agrobiodiversity.

More about the IAC 2016.