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