Call for abstract voor het 2e International Agrobiodiversity Congress

The 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress, scheduled for October 2021, will focus on the role that agrobiodiversity can play in positively changing our food systems. The deadline for abstract submission is 18 April 2021.

Despite widespread recognition of the urgent need to change the way we grow and consume our food we are far from reaching this goal. Food production remains the single largest driver of environmental degradation and biodiversity loss, including of nutrient-rich varieties of plants and animals. This is not only a conservation issue: it undermines the resilience of our food systems to pests, diseases, and climate change. It affects nutrition. In less than 60 years, diets worldwide have become more similar, dominated by a few staples rich in energy but poor in nutrients essential to human health.

Agrobiodiversity can help address these challenges and drive a positive food system transformation. The Congress will focus on:

  • providing evidence of agrobiodiversity’s role in this transformation and exploring the links between agrobiodiversity loss, malnutrition, climate change, and environmental degradation;
  • showcasing existing solutions and business opportunities to translate science into action and enhance multi-sectoral collaboration on sustainable use and conservation of agrobiodiversity;
  • informing the UN Food Systems Summit and UN Global Biodiversity Framework and other processes related to food system sustainability to advance global environmental protection and nutrition outcomes.

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