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A global campaign for agricultural biodiversity
Agricultural biodiversity <ul><li>The variety of plants and animals that feed and nurture us and without which we could no...
Agricultural biodiversity <ul><ul><li>Enables plants and animals to evolve and adapt to different growing conditions </li>...
Agricultural biodiversity can deliver major benefits <ul><li>It can improve agricultural productivity without costly input...
Agricultural biodiversity can  deliver major benefits <ul><li>It is our best hope for dealing with the threat that climate...
Agricultural biodiversity can  deliver major benefits <ul><li>It can significantly improve human nutrition   </li></ul><ul...
Yet agricultural biodiversity faces major threats <ul><ul><li>According to Bioversity research, by 2055, more than half of...
About Bioversity <ul><li>Bioversity International’s aim is—through the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity—t...
Bioversity’s commitment  to public awareness <ul><li>Our stakeholders have told us that making people aware of the potenti...
2010 <ul><li>Declared by the United Nations to be the International Year of Biodiversity </li></ul>
About the Diversity for Life campaign
For people to value and use agricultural biodiversity Campaign goal
Policymakers, schools, media Target audiences
Our lives depend on agricultural biodiversity. It influences our health, our history, our culture and our identity. Key me...
Teaching the teachers (Italy) Museum exhibit and public lectures (Kenya) Oral history project  (India, Italy, Kenya, Peru,...
<ul><li>CBD Secretariat </li></ul><ul><li>Slow Food </li></ul><ul><li>InterPress Service </li></ul><ul><li>Ctm altromercat...
For more information about the campaign, visit:   www.diversityforlife.org
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The Diversity for Life campaign is raising awareness about the value of agricultural biodiversity for people's lives.

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  • In collaboration with national and international partners, Bioversity is mounting a global awareness campaign culminating in 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity. We want to inspire a new appreciation of one of the world’s most undervalued and vital resources: agricultural biodiversity. Headquartered in Rome, the campaign will have offices and activities all over the world.
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    1. 1. A global campaign for agricultural biodiversity
    2. 2. Agricultural biodiversity <ul><li>The variety of plants and animals that feed and nurture us and without which we could not survive. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Agricultural biodiversity <ul><ul><li>Enables plants and animals to evolve and adapt to different growing conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers and breeders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>depend on this diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for crop and animal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improvement </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Agricultural biodiversity can deliver major benefits <ul><li>It can improve agricultural productivity without costly inputs </li></ul><ul><li>It buffers yields </li></ul>
    5. 5. Agricultural biodiversity can deliver major benefits <ul><li>It is our best hope for dealing with the threat that climate change poses to agriculture </li></ul>
    6. 6. Agricultural biodiversity can deliver major benefits <ul><li>It can significantly improve human nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>It can boost people’s incomes </li></ul>
    7. 7. Yet agricultural biodiversity faces major threats <ul><ul><li>According to Bioversity research, by 2055, more than half of 23 crops studied—including cereals such as wheat, rye and oats—will lose land suitable for their cultivation due to climate change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This loss will fall disproportionately on sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The transfer of agricultural lands to biofuels production further limits the space available for producing food </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. About Bioversity <ul><li>Bioversity International’s aim is—through the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity—to promote the greater well-being of people, particularly poor people in developing countries, by helping them to achieve food security, to improve their health and nutrition, to boost their incomes, and to conserve the natural resources on which they depend. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Bioversity’s commitment to public awareness <ul><li>Our stakeholders have told us that making people aware of the potential of diversity to improve their health and well-being is the most important way we can contribute to the Millennium Development Goals. </li></ul>
    10. 10. 2010 <ul><li>Declared by the United Nations to be the International Year of Biodiversity </li></ul>
    11. 11. About the Diversity for Life campaign
    12. 12. For people to value and use agricultural biodiversity Campaign goal
    13. 13. Policymakers, schools, media Target audiences
    14. 14. Our lives depend on agricultural biodiversity. It influences our health, our history, our culture and our identity. Key message
    15. 15. Teaching the teachers (Italy) Museum exhibit and public lectures (Kenya) Oral history project (India, Italy, Kenya, Peru, Senegal) Journalist training (South America, East Africa) Rural radio programming (Kenya, Peru) Policymaker roundtables (Peru, Philippines) Photography contest (global) The Guardians of Diversity (Mediterranean) La Settimana della Biodiversita’ (Italy) Selected activities
    16. 16. <ul><li>CBD Secretariat </li></ul><ul><li>Slow Food </li></ul><ul><li>InterPress Service </li></ul><ul><li>Ctm altromercato </li></ul><ul><li>IFAD </li></ul><ul><li>FAO </li></ul><ul><li>Museums, NARS, grassroots organizations in Peru, Italy, Kenya. India, Senegal </li></ul>Partners
    17. 17. For more information about the campaign, visit: www.diversityforlife.org
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