2021 GROW Summer School "Agrobiodiversity in a Changing Climate"

From: 14.09.2021 to: 24.09.2021

The 2021 GROW Summer School "Agrobiodiversity in a Changing Climate" will be held online from 14 to 24 September 2021. The course will focus on the importance of biodiversity in agriculture, with particular focus on biodiversity’s role in enhancing cropping and farming systems’ resilience and adaptability to climate change. Lectures will illustrate principles and practices for gathering agrobiodiversity data through either participatory diagnostic or empirical approaches, and for their utilization to develop management approaches that improve resilience and adaptability.

All applicants to the 2021 GROW Summer School will have the opportunity to participate in the innovation contest "Improving smallholders’ livelihoods through agrobiodiversity and organic solutions" by submitting their innovative ideas in response to the theme: "How would YOU improve smallholders' livelihoods through agrobiodiversity and organic solutions, especially in such fragile ecosystems as mountains and islands?"

The Summer School is organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, Sapienza University of Rome’s Department of Environmental Biology, the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture and Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR). Technical support is provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Sponsors and partners of the summer school include the Italian Development Cooperation, NaturaSì, Slow Food International and IFOAM-Organics International.

The deadline to apply is 25 July 2021.

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