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DIVERSIFOOD Final Congress - Conclusion - Véronique Chable

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Conclusion by Véronique Chable, INRA, DIVERSIFOOD project Coordinator. The DIVERSIFOOD Final Congress was held in Rennes on 10-12 December 2018.

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DIVERSIFOOD Final Congress - Conclusion - Véronique Chable

  1. 1. Conclusion Véronique Chable December, 11th 2018 Rennes, France Embedding crop diversity and networking for local high quality food systems
  2. 2. Challenging transition of paradigms stressed by Jan Douwe Van der Ploeg, our key-note speaker A long process … Roots of our questioning, of our methods and research organisation appeared during the first part of 20th century, e.g. evolutionary breeding and the pioneers of organic farming … We have progressed but the context has evolved too! Four year ago…
  3. 3. 3 UN COUVENT DU XIVÈME SIÈCLE, VENEZ ÉCRIRE LA SUITE DE L'HISTOIRE A MONASTERY OF 14th CENTURY, COME AND WRITE THE FOLLOWING STORY
  4. 4. Evolution of the context since 2014, the beginning of the project •  Awareness of the global lost of biodiversity and the impact of climate change, and then to change agriculture •  Increase of the demand for diversified and organic products 4 DIVERSIFOOD process cannot be ended now, with the end of the project. Probably, it is time to boost a whole social project Food and farming are more than ever unsustainable (Michel Pimbert, yesterday)
  5. 5. Michel Pimbert (yesterday) 5 •  Women and men need free time for democratic deliberations, citizenship, and practice of the art of participatory democracy
  6. 6. From: Mary K. Hendrickson, Philip H. Howard, Douglas H. Constance (2017) Power, Food and Agriculture: Implications for Farmers, Consumers and Communities https://philhowardnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/hendrickson-howard-constance-2017- final-working-paper-nov-1.pdf “In the end, it is likely that the industrialized agrifood system – even dressed up through sustainable intensification – will have to change if we want to continue to feed human society in ways that acknowledge our indisputable connection with, and impact on, Earth's ecosystem. The question is, can those visionary farmers and allies work fast enough for us all?
  7. 7. Two years ago, we were there to prepare the meetings!! With little will and lots of works, things can change…
  8. 8. Micaela Colley (today) The work is not done… •  How to we work together? •  How to celebrate food diversity together? •  Facilitator role •  Working together with trust inviting new researchers in the farms 8
  9. 9. Thus, we invite you to share ideas tomorrow •  Workshop on financing participatory and multi-actor research •  Liveseed workshop: from trait-based to system-based organic breeding 9 To spread our actions collectively beyond DIVERSIFOOD project Diversity at all scale with Phil
  10. 10. www.diversifood.eu Booklets & Reports Innovation Factsheets
  11. 11. O c t . #2 Recommendation on smart practices for on-farm evaluation of underutilised crops O c t . #4 Policy paper- Recommendations and guidelines on Innovative Biodiversity Management O c t . #5 Policy paper- Policy recommendations on enabling biodiversity from farm to fork O c t . #7 Handbook for the marketing of products from biodiverse crops next Booklets
  12. 12. DIVERSIFOOD Newsletter: special issue •  Congress proceedings •  Slide presentations (on Diversifood Slideshare) •  Published booklets •  Posters (as pdf) •  Any objections among speakers/ poster presenters?
  13. 13. DIVERSIFOOD website register to the newsletter on wwww.diversifood.eu
  14. 14. First, my warmest thanks to DIVERSIFOOD team 17
  15. 15. Thanks to our scientific committee Riccardo Bocci, RSR, Italy Micaela Colley, OSA, USA Ambrogio Costanzo, ORC, UK Carlo Fadda, Biodiversity International, Italy Isabelle Goldringer, INRA, France Monika Messmer, FiBL, Switzerland Edwin Nuijten, LBI, Netherland Bernadette Oehen, FiBL, Switzerland Frédéric Rey, ITAB, France Véronique Chable, INRA (project coordinator), France 18
  16. 16. 19 Thanks to Alice and Frédéric, always taking care of all of us
  17. 17. Many thanks to our speakers and key-notes speakers 20
  18. 18. Thanks to Giulia who have managed communication during the congress 21
  19. 19. 22 Thanks to INRA team to have managed all the organisation on the grounds for several weeks
  20. 20. 23 Thanks to our INRA young staff for their multi-actions ability At 8 AM yesterday And 10 PM
  21. 21. 24 Thanks to all the musicians who have immerged all of us within our Breton culture
  22. 22. 25 Thanks for the cookers for such a good food and smiles
  23. 23. 26 Thanks also to the technical team who provide us quiet and efficient conditions for our conferences
  24. 24. CEreal REnaissance in Rural Europe
  25. 25. Call for Abstracts: European Conference on Crop Diversification September 18-21, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary •  Abstracts of up to 2 pages for oral or poster presentations •  Focus: scientific aspects of agri-food system diversification •  Submission deadline: January 31, 2019 More information at: https://www.cropdiversification2019.net/
  26. 26. RENNES, CAPITAL OF BRITTANY OUR CONGRESS IN CITY CENTRE IN LE COUVENT DES JACOBINS 21 – 27 September 2020
  27. 27. Thank you See you soon in Rennes

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