Farming Systems and Food Security - UNESCO Biosphere Reserves as Learning Sites
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An expert planning workshop will convene a small number of biosphere reserve coordinators, scientists, social entrepreneurs, Member State representatives and MAB Secretariat staff to discuss key elements, means of implementation, expected outputs and a timetable for the implementation of the pilot project.
The role of biosphere reserves as experimental areas for testing investment approaches for food security may address:
(i) improving food production and farming systems in order to ensure greater equity in the distribution of food and access to knowledge, technology and capital needed for improvements;
(ii) diversifying the dependency on food crops so as to prevent the eruption of crises linked to the failure of a single crop due to either man-made or natural causes; and
(iii) deepening and broadening the knowledge base on wild relatives of actual and potential crops with a view to improving the diversity of crop-dependencies and, as a consequence, food security.
|Type of Event||Working group|
|Start||24.03.2011 10:00 local time|
|End||25.03.2011 18:00 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Gaines, Sarah|
|Street||7, place de Fontenoy|
|Permanent Delegation Contact|
|Language of Event||English|
|Estimated number of participants||20|