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Resilience in a Dangerous Time: Farmer-led Climate Change Strategies

USC Canada, Norwegian Development Fund (USC-SOS and NDF)

Date and Time
29 May 2008 13:15 - 14:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

This event will showcase the experiences of Southern farmers and activists in using agrobiodiversity conservation and an ecosystems approach to small-scale farming as key climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. They will pay special attention to participatory in-situ seed conservation and enhancement work; organic production; seed and gene banking; and time-tested natural resource management practices that are enhancing biological diversity in the face of increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather.