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DIVERSIFOOD Final Congress - Introduction - Véronique Chable


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Welcome and introduction 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 - Introduction - Véronique Chable

  1. 1. WELCOME in Brittany to all of you
  2. 2. 2 A historical place, built during the 14th century It was for an intellectual centre until the end of 18th century for philosophy, science and theology Le Couvent des Jacobins
  3. 3. Introduction Véronique Chable December, 10th 2018 Rennes, France Embedding crop diversity and networking for local high quality food systems
  4. 4. 4 DIVERSIFOOD 2015-2019, one of the first H2020 projects -  Anchored in H2020 objectives -  A continuity within a European network of actors, after FP6 and FP7 projects
  5. 5. Annette Schneegans European Commission, DG AGRI
  6. 6. 9. Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy •  “ to contribute to securing sufficient supplies of safe, healthy and high quality food and other bio-based products, by developing productive, sustainable and resource-efficient primary production systems, fostering related ecosystem services and the recovery of biological diversity, alongside competitive and low carbon supply chains.” General objective
  7. 7. 7 agri-eip/files/eip-agri_brochure_multi- actor_projects_2017_en_web.pdf The concept of “multi-actor approach”, a practical translation of the interactive innovation, Concept introduced for the first time in the Horizon 2020 work programme 2014-2015 under the Societal challenge addressing agriculture and forestry
  8. 8. Progresses through EU 3 projects Farm Seed Opportunities (FP6 2007-2010) SOLIBAM (FP7 2010-2014) DIVERSIFOOD (H2020 2015-2019) Situation Europe of « non conventional varieties » Observation and testing diversified crop populations On farm research Seed regulation recommendations 4 species Strategies for performance and quality Working on key-concepts Participatory reseach Policy recommendations on seed, research and food system 7 species Broadening crop diversity Multi-actor and transdiscipliarity Social organisation Economic impact Culture about food 15 species Common hypothesis : DIVERSITY
  9. 9. 9 DIVERSIFOOD 2014-2019, 21 partners – 12 countries -  Representing several agricultural and cultural environments -  Associating diversified organisations
  10. 10. 10 ITAB INRA RSP IT ORC FiBL PSR LBI IPC ITBQ UNIBO UNIPI RSR Formicablu ARI LUKE CSIC RAS ÖMKi Arche Noah ÖIKOS/FNI 21 Partners 12 Countries ncreased diversity means increa- d possibilities to respond and dapt food production to local con- tions and global change.” Networking local communities lows improved knowledge ex- ange and empowers farmers.” network of farmers, researchers, onsumers, working together for di- erse and healthy food.” ❜❜ ❜“DIVERSIFOODdevelopsconcepts andpracticestosupportthespread ofanewcultureoffoodbasedon biodiversityandsustainableme- thods.” “DIVERSIFOODpromotesparticipa- toryprocessesengagingacom- moneffortofallactorsfromplant tofood.” “Increaseddiversitymeansincrea- sedpossibilitiestorespondand adaptfoodproductiontolocalcon- ditionsandglobalchange.” “Networkinglocalcommunities allowsimprovedknowledgeex- changeandempowersfarmers.” “Anetworkoffarmers,researchers, consumers,workingtogetherfordi- verseandhealthyfood.” ughmulti-actors,trans-disciplinaryapproaches relevantcases,DIVERSIFOODaimstodevelop: Relevantlocallydevelopedinnovations Newbiodiversitymanagementmodels Newapproachestoplantbreeding andmanagement Newcrops,varietiesandpopulations Diversehealthyandtastyfoodproducts andmarketvalorisation Originalexperimentalandcommunication toolstoconnectactivitiesandpeople PARTNERS’VOICES ❜❜ country The Consortium Seed or farmers organisations Research, technical or communication/ management organisations
  11. 11. 11 Short story of DIVERSIFOOD 2014-2019 From concepts to markets
  12. 12. 12 25 April 2015
  13. 13. 1 - Research organisation and concepts 13
  14. 14. 2 - Discover new diversity and uses among untapped species or types of common cultivated plants 14
  15. 15. 2 - Underutilizated/forgotten crops: multi-actor and on farm evaluation 15 Seed from genebanks gardeners or farmers Local or heritage landraces/varieties
  16. 16. 3 - New approaches of plant breeding for diversified and sustainable farming system 16
  17. 17. 3 - New approaches of plant breeding for diversity and sustainable farming system 17
  18. 18. 18 On farm conservation to Community biodiversity management Embedding diversity in the food supply chain
  19. 19. 4 - From on farm conservation to Community biodiversity management 19
  20. 20. 4 - From on farm conservation to Community biodiversity management 20
  21. 21. 5 - Embedding diversity in the food supply chain 21
  22. 22. 5 - Embedding diversity in the food supply chain 22 Policy recommendations on enabling biodiversity from farm to fork To be published at the end of the project
  23. 23. Programme of the congress Monday 10th December Tuesday 11th December 23 Session1 - 11:20 Opening session - Diversity and sustainability within food systen Session 2 - 14:00 Underutilizated/forgotten crops: multi-actor and on farm evaluation Session 3 - 16:05 New approaches of plant breeding for diversified and sustainable farming system Session 4 - 8:30 From on farm conservation to Community biodiversity management Session 5 - 10:35 Lessons learnt from value chains studies in DIVERSIFOOD: factors in support and hindering their success Session 6 - 14:00 Paradigm shift for multi-actor and transdisciplinary research Session 7 - 16:00 Closing session - toward a socio-ecological transition: message for the future
  24. 24. Some practical information •  Keep your Ecocups with you if you want to drink during the overall 3 days •  Keep your badge on evening for the social dinner and in order to come back tomorrow •  Don’t forget to give them back at the end of the meeting: boxes will be prepared to collect them •  In your bag, you will find also all the information for the third day, with map and place to meet for the buses on Wednesday morning. 24
  25. 25. 25 Thanks for your attention