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Monday, 8th April 2019 from 13.00 to 14.30, Sheikh Zayed Centre

The Way Forward for Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture


About the event:

The biodiversity that supports agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture is vital to efforts to meet humanity’s growing need for food, feed, fibre and fuel while protecting the planet for future generations. The aim of the side-event is to present the first report on “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture” as an essential step in creating a comprehensive picture of the state and use of this biodiversity and how it can feed the ongoing process in the development of FAO’s Biodiversity Mainstreaming Strategy.


Mr René Castro-Salazar, Assistant Director-General, Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department (FAO)


13:15 – 13:25

Opening remarks
Ms Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources (FAO)


Key findings of The State of World’s Biodiversity for Food and agriculture
Ms Julie Bélanger, Secretariat, Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (FAO)

13:40 – 14:20

Panel discussion – The way forward for Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

  • H.E. Gabriel Mbairobe, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Cameroon;
  • H.E. Edward Francisco Centeno Gadea, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry of Nicaragua;
  • H.E. Mohammad Hossein Emadi, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to FAO;
  • H.E. Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Spain to FAO;
  • Ms Gunnvor Berge, Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to FAO

14:20 – 14:30

Closing remarks

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