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Side Event
#3305
COP 12
2014-10-10

Developing biocultural innovations for resilience: Linking biological and cultural diversity in agricultural systems

This side event will discuss the role of biocultural diversity in developing innovations for resilience to climate change, including the conditions that support biocultural innovation systems and how to link TK and science to create tools to strengthen them. Presentation will include 3 case stud ...

Side Event
#3147
COP 12
2014-10-09

Exhibition and Exploration : Uncultivated food plants in rural Bangladesh

More than 100 uncultivated wild food and medicinal plants will be exhibit in the coming COP-12. Basically we want to exhibit the herbarium sheets with detailed information and show the significance of natural resources to the people.

Side Event
#3148
COP 12
2014-10-09

Event title : Exhibition and Exploration : Uncultivated food plants in rural Bangladesh

Event description : More than 100 uncultivated wild food and medicinal plants will be exhibit in the coming COP-12. Basically we want to exhibit the herbarium sheets with detailed information and show the significance of natural resources to the people.

Side Event
#3340
COP 12
2014-10-07

TEEB for Agriculture & Food

The ‘TEEB for Agriculture & Food’ project will ultimately seek to provide a comprehensive economic evaluation of the ‘eco-agri-food systems’ complex. In so doing, the study will demonstrate that the economic environment in which farmers operate is significantly distorted by externalities, both n ...

Side Event
#3299
COP 12
2014-10-06

Biodiversity in rice-based farming systems - meeting the dual challenge of food security and environmental protection

This Side Event addresses recommendations from CBD COP10 in Nagoya, Japan, and RAMSAR COP11 in Bucharest, Romania. Based on experiences from several countries, it shows that the goals of food security and environmental protection are not only compatible, but synergistic.

Side Event
#2718
COP 11
2012-10-18

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): a legacy for the future!

The Food and Agriculture Organization recognizes the enormous contributions and important role of family farmers, indigenous peoples and local communities in managing, conserving and sustaining our biodiversity. Ten years after its initiation by FAO in 2002, during the World Summit on Sustainabl ...

Side Event
#2749
COP 11
2012-10-17

Protection of Rights of Farmers’ and communities for livelihood

PPV & FR Authority in association with the other stakeholders viz, with National Innovation Foundation, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources(NBPGR), Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources, National Seed Association of India (NSAI), New Delhi would like to organise side events on the the ...

Side Event
#2628
COP 11
2012-10-17

What’s Cooking? Tree Diversity on Farms

Tropical agroforests are characterized by great diversity among and within tree species that is of immense value to smallholders. This event, organized by the World Agroforestry Centre, highlights the role of this diversity in promoting the health and nutrition of local people, through the provi ...

Side Event
#2850
COP 11
2012-10-16

Peasant Seeds and Agroecology: Food Sovereignty in the Practice

Key solutions to help countries and rural communities adapt to a changing climate in the midst of nutritional and financial crises.

Side Event
#2879
COP 11
2012-10-16

Transforming practices in agricultural landscapes: tools to facilitate best practice for biodiversity

Land conversion is the primary driver of biodiversity loss with over 50% of deforestation due to agriculture, yet the CBD recognises that businesses are amongst the least engaged of stakeholders. This session brings together conservation organisations that are working with progressive businesses ...

Side Event
#2806
COP 11
2012-10-15

Afro Asian Food Sovereignty: Can Millets be the Bonding Crops?

An international meeting comprising of farmers and pastoralists from Western Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia to discuss the global challenges and threats facing indigenous knowledge systems and traditional farming and pastoralist communities, and the tools that can be employed in order to ...

Side Event
#2844
COP 11
2012-10-15

Strategic Plan 2011-2020 - Sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity

The improved maintenance and use of agricultural biodiversity is central to improving the sustainability of agricultural production systems. This side event, jointly hosted by the UNEP and FAO will present the experiences from a variety of countries which have undertaken GEF supported projects ...

Side Event
#2811
COP 11
2012-10-12

Climate change, agriculture biodiversity and food security

This event will discuss the linkage between climate change, agriculture biodiversity and food security. The major focus of the discussion will be how climate change has been affecting agriculture biodiversity and hence food security. It will seek answers to some pressing questions such as: Are t ...

Side Event
#2923
COP 11
2012-10-11

Achievements and Further Development of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

As of August 1, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) comprises 117 various members working on maintaining and rebuilding socio-ecological production landscapes around the world. At this event, some IPSI members will give some presentations to share the outcome of the ...

Side Event
#2540
COP 11
2012-10-11

Modern Agriculture and Erosion of Biodiversity

The rapid depletion of agrodiversity with Green Revolution has become much more severe after the advent of Genetic Engineering. India which is a home of cotton lost all its desi cotton varieties as they got relaced by inter specific and intra specific hybrids. After the release of Bt cotton, all ...

Side Event
#2786
COP 11
2012-10-10

Part-I: Conservation of Agrobiodiversity in Great Himalayan National Park: Experiences from Field (Presentation); Part-II: WHOSE BUSINESS, WHOSE PARTICIPATION: Can the indigenous people find due space in ABS negotiations? (Panel Discussion)

Part I: Great Himalayan National Park, situated in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India, is home to huge diversity of fauna and flora. Having rich bio-cultural traditions the farmer communities residing in buffer zone of GHNP have developed multitude of indigenous on-farm techniques (the m ...

Side Event
#2862
COP 11
2012-10-10

Effectiveness of Regulatory framework in ensuring farmer’s livelihood security

The discussion will focus on effectiveness of national regulations and bills related to Bio-safety, Bio-diversity and Agriculture etc. in ensuring food security, livelihood returns to farmers, conservation of agricultural bio-diversity, human health and other issues.

Side Event
#2818
COP 11
2012-10-09

Bt Cotton web around Food, Farming and Livestock Systems - Continental Perspectives from Africa and Asia

Bt Cotton web around Food, Farming and Livestock Systems CONTINENTAL PERSPECTIVES FROM AFRICA AND ASIA

Side Event
#2680
COP 11
2012-10-09

Conservation and adaptive management of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS)

Worldwide, specific agricultural systems and landscapes have been created, shaped and maintained by generations of farmers and herders based on diverse natural resources, using locally adapted management practices. Building on local knowledge and experience, these ingenious agri-cultural systems ...

Side Event
#2583
COP 11
2012-10-09

Indigenous Economies, Biodiversity, and Food Sovereignty

This workshop will discuss the interaction between agrobiobiodiversity, food sovereignty and Indigenous economies in the context of cross-sectoral topics related to seed management, food security and sustainable agriculture. Special attention will be given to biocultural approaches to the conser ...

Side Event
#2477
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Climate Resilience The Farmers Way: Handling climate extremes without engineered seeds, strategies and external packages.

The event will offer very concrete examples of how farmer-led experimentation and resilience strategies are helping farmers to build seed security, feed their families, and stay on their lands, despite unpredictable and challenging climate events. If we are to build food security in vulnerable ...

Side Event
#2486
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

Biofuels and biodiversity: tackling the real issues

The evidence from many parts of the world shows how the push for biofuels and biomass for energy is having serious, often irreversible impacts on indigenous peoples, local communities and biodiversity. Furthermore biofuels incur a carbon debt at a time when we should sharply reduce emissions and ...

Side Event
#1977
COP 10
2010-10-29

New Models to Share Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

New Models to Share Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Side Event
#1939
COP 10
2010-10-27

SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIOMASS – A CHANCE TO ADDRESS BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION

Sustainable produced biomass is being addressed as part of the Agriculture Programme of Work under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The side event will help to - Provide an opportunity for discussions among the Parties, the private sector, government and civil society the challenges ...

Side Event
#1808
COP 10
2010-10-27

Sustainable agriculture for enhancing biodiversity in eco-tone by using rice based ecosystem

Various cases using rice paddies wisely and sustainably and to promote biodiversity in agricultural land and suggestions for the policies from many regions and various institutions will be disclosed. It will propose a forgotten role of agricultural land for the biodiversity.

Side Event
#1971
COP 10
2010-10-25

OISCA's Experience in Sustainable Agriculture with Agro-Ecosystems and Biological Diversity Conservation

OISCA International, has approximately 50 years experience as the NGO involves an international cooperation and rural development in the Asia-Pacific region. Among the OISCA experience, especially the rural development of sustainable agriculture and human resources development with training of o ...

Side Event
#1743
COP 10
2010-10-25

Rice paddies and biodiversity

Presentation of the function of rice paddies to preserve biodiversity. Rice paddies can develop peculiar ecosystems, enable sustainable agriculture for several thousand years, and provide ecosystem services such as watershed protection, prevention of soil erosion and local climate stability, as ...

Side Event
#2050
COP 10
2010-10-22

LANDSCAPE APPROACHES TO CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT – Guidelines and recommendations built on a combination of scientific knowledge and multiple field experiences

CIFOR and FFPRI, as development-oriented research organizations, have joined forces with conservation and development agencies operating in tropical multifunctional landscapes of high biodiversity value. CIFOR, FFPRI, WWF, IUCN, Intercooperation, Ecoagriculture partners and many others have exch ...

Side Event
#2098
COP 10
2010-10-21

Indigenous Wisdom for Agrobiodiversity and Food Security

Timeless and resilient practices and new initiatives presented by indigenous communities and their partners to achieve agrobiodiversity and food security

Side Event
#2136
COP 10
2010-10-21

Biodviversity and Climate Justice

This side event will showcase the different food cuisines from rice, ranging from hors d’ vors, appetizers, main course and desserts that are so delicious and tempting that one cannot imagine living without rice. The different rice varieties and food cuisines will be exhibited to the negoti ...

Side Event
#2152
COP 10
2010-10-21

Pathways to Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil

Study of cases and signal new tendencies in management of agriculture in Brazil.

Side Event
#2233
COP 10
2010-10-21

GRAINS OF WISDOM: FARMER INNOVATIONS, AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Presentation of community based management of agricultural biodiversity from different regions. Special focus on Community Seed Banks, and a launch of a report on Community Seed Banks.

Side Event
#2026
COP 10
2010-10-21

Biodiversity and Climate Change: The role of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Worldwide, specific agricultural systems and landscapes have been created, shaped and maintained by generations of farmers and herders based on diverse natural resources, using locally adapted management practices. These systems have resulted in the maintenance and adaptation of globally signifi ...

Side Event
#1949
COP 10
2010-10-21

Establishment of the Pannon Seed Bank for the long-term ex-situ conservation of Hungarian plants

At the side event we intend to present the so-called Pannon Seed Bank Project started in January 2010. The main goal of the project is the long-term seed preservation of the wild vascular flora of the Pannonian biogeographical region in order to assist and complement in situ species conservation ...

Side Event
#1733
COP 10
2010-10-20

Agriculture and biodiversity

Presentation of activities for biodiversity conservation in agricultural sector in Japan. Agriculture is an essential production activity on supplying necessary food and daily commodities for human lives, and also on the viewpoint of food security. For the maintenance and development of sustaina ...

Side Event
#2157
COP 10
2010-10-19

SECURING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH THE CONSERVATION AND USE OF AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY

The objective of this event is to present the outcomes, information generated and technical assistance provided to developing countries by UNEP GEF projects on conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity. This side event will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the tools, pra ...

Side Event
#1738
COP 10
2010-10-19

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY THE MEASURES WHICH CONSERVE LOCAL LIVING CREATURES (LIVING CREATURE MARK)

In 2008, MAFF started to recommend the utilization of a voluntary eco-label called the “living creature mark”. It applies to agriculture, forestry and marine products produced by the measures which conserve local living creatures. (e.g. rice with oriental white stork mark.). These brands may hel ...

Side Event
#2102
COP 10

Biodiversity for a world without hunger: ABS of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

A presentation of FAO's Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture on ABS and a debate on the peculiarities of GRFA.

Side Event
#2543
COP 11

Agrodiversity and Food Security

Depletion of Agrodiversity has reduced the food basket available for the community. This had serious impacts on the food security and nutritional security of the people. With changing climate the risk of crop failures are increasing. There is urgent need to bring back agrodiversity into the ce ...

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