Agrobiodiversity for Food System Transformation
Agrobiodiversity is the foundation of resilient, sustainable, and nutritious food systems. Increasing the sustainable use of agrobiodiversity in production and consumption systems can help address some of the most pressing challenges facing our planet: malnutrition, climate change, and environmental degradation. The 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress will convene experts, practitioners, and policymakers to showcase scientific findings and innovative nature-based solutions, policies, and practices using agrobiodiversity that can make our food systems more sustainable.
To boost dialogue among relevant stakeholders and better understand the role that everyone can play in agrobiodiversity management and conservation, the Italian Government and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT are organizing the 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress in partnership with national and international research institutes and the UN Rome-based food and agriculture agencies.
The Congress will help build partnerships and networks to mainstream agrobiodiversity from production to consumption and provide a platform to discuss models and incentives to strengthen the capacity of indigenous, local, and regional food systems to deliver the diversity of foods required for a healthy diet and enable greater resilience and faster recovery from crises.