• 28 October 2020
  • 20:15-21:00

Harnessing the power of nature: Enhancing diversity means building on local food systems

Plenaries, sessions and launchpads will be available in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

This interactive plenary will demonstrate why agrobiodiversity is essential to ensure food and nutrition security for the current and future global population. The greater the diversity, the more resilient the system: it protects crops and livestock from pests and diseases, and it can weather diverse shocks. Indigenous and local food systems have shown to be rich in agrobiodiversity, but many of these are on the brink of disappearance. How can we take inspiration from indigenous and local biocultural practices that have been proven to be effective? How can Indigenous and local community rights be better protected and/or recovered, in order to safeguard effective local practices and protect them from disappearance?