• 06 November 2021
  • 11:00-12:00
  • Room: Channel 1

It Starts with a Seed: Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change

Channel 1

Climate change is putting the livelihoods, health and well-being of millions at stake. Conserving and harnessing our crop diversity, the foundation of agriculture, is the basis for developing crops and farming systems that are resilient to the devastating effects of the climate crisis and ensuring food security and nutrition for those most vulnerable. The Crop Trust and Government of Norway have launched a groundbreaking project, “Biodiversity for Opportunities, Livelihoods and Development,” or BOLD to conserve and use seeds from low-income countries to produce climate-resistant varieties to combat the climate emergency. As part of this launchpad we will launch the “Emergency Reserve” to rescue seed collections at great risk.

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