• Sunday, 23 June 2019
  • 12:30-13:45

Granddaughter: how do you survive in the other world without our maize

    This will be a story about native maize, native seeds, traditional knowledge and about how these elements are embedded in intangible ways within indigenous farmers landscape, territory, and lives. It will explore the ways biocultural diversity contributes to food security and to the challenges that farmers face every day, and it will touch upon how researchers and policymakers could support in a more effective way the conservation of indigenous food systems.

    Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.

    The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.