How can agricultural biodiversity be used to manage risks and empower the poor?

Proceedings are now available from an International Conference held in Rome in April 2015 to launch the IFAD and EU supported Initiative ‘Linking agrobiodiversity value chains, climate adaptation and nutrition: Empowering the poor to manage risk’.

The conference brought together people with expertise in different areas to discuss the role of agricultural biodiversity in fostering more resilient livelihoods, and to solicit their guidance to refine the methodological framework to be followed over three years.

Check out the conference details and proceedings, including my contribution about private sector engagement for agricultural biodiversity-based climate adaption, nutrition security, and poverty reduction.

You can also read the full paper about engaging the private sector through marketing neglected and underutilised species for biodiversity-based climate change adaptation here.

The conference was lead by Bioversity International. It is supported by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) , the European Commission and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).