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International Year of Biodiversity and the role of information

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Presentation by Stephan Weise (Bioversity International) at the IAALD 2010 World Congress - 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier, France

Presentation by Stephan Weise (Bioversity International) at the IAALD 2010 World Congress - 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier, France

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  • 1. International Year of Biodiversity and the role of information Stephan Weise Director, Commodities for Livelihoods Programme Bioversity International Innovations in Biodiversity Information Workshop IAALD XIIIth World Congress - 26-29 April 2010, Montpellier, France
  • 2. Agricultural Biodiversity and IYB 2010
    • Agriculture often perceived as the enemy of conservation
    • IYB offers an opportunity to change that attitude
  • 3. Agricultural biodiversity delivers
    • Genetic diversity on which the future of our food depends
  • 4.
    • Better health through dietary diversity
    • Decrease in malnutrition
    • Decrease in the diseases of affluence
    Agricultural biodiversity delivers
  • 5. Agricultural biodiversity delivers
    • Resilient farming systems
    • Intensification without simplification
    • Improved livelihoods
    • Our best hope for dealing with the threat that climate change poses to agriculture
  • 6.
    • Agriculture feeds us
    • Agricultural Biodiversity
    • sustains us
  • 7. Agrobiodiversity and Bioversity
    • Benefits of agrobiodiversity
    • Genebank conservation
    • Databases and information standards
    • Crop wild relatives
    • Commodity crops
    Bioversity is dedicated to the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity and works through partnerships to deliver research and information products
  • 8. Bioversity and the IYB 2010
    • Working with partners to raise awareness