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A global awareness campaign for agricultural biodiversity
<ul><li>Agricultural biodiversity is… </li></ul>
Different  ecosystems
Different species
Variability  within species
Agricultural biodiversity is the key to guarantee better health and well-being. Because…
… it can improve productivity and increase resistance to pests and diseases
…  it can buffer yields,  minimizing risk to small farmers
… it can improve adaptation: agricultural systems high in diversity can adapt more easily to climate change
… it can ensure  nutrition and health for all
… and it preserves the culture, identity and traditions  of communities.
The campaign
In collaboration with national and  international partners, Bioversity  is mounting a global awareness campaign  that will...
<ul><li>Create a vibrant  </li></ul><ul><li>global movement  </li></ul><ul><li>around agricultural </li></ul><ul><li>biodi...
Diversity in all its forms – human, cultural, agricultural – gives our lives richness and value beyond measure Message
- Policymakers - Schools - Media Target
Partners - Local - National - Regional  - International
The launch On 22 May 2008,  the International Day for Biological Diversity, Bioversity International launched  the global ...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity   for Life  will have activities  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>all over the world. </li><...
<ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><li>To develop school curricula on agricultural biodiversity for Italian secondary school stude...
<ul><li>Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Realization of didactic modules to be inserted in the Science classes.  </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>A cycle of lectures on the relationship between  </li></ul><ul><li>culture and agriculture addressed  </li></ul><u...
Oral History Project The children will be supplied with handheld digital voice recorders and disposable cameras. They will...
Oral History Project - The interviews will be shared with classmates to prompt a discussion on food traditions in the scho...
Oral History Project - The oral histories will also be used to create a  travelling exhibition  and a series of  multimedi...
A weeklong international celebration of biodiversity in music, video, poetry,  drama and art.  Based in Rome, at the Audit...
<ul><li>World renowned scientists, humanists, philosophers, economists, writers, artists  </li></ul><ul><li>and chefs meet...
<ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Round tables </li></ul><ul><li>Science Cafés </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary festival ...
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Diversity for Life campaign

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Without water and air, life on Earth would not be possible. There is another resource of equal importance, without which humanity could not survive for very long. But few people are aware
of its importance and most tend to take it for granted. As a result, it is fast disappearing and, unless that trend is reversed, the consequences are likely to be grave.
That resource is agricultural biodiversity.

Diversity for Life is a global awareness campaign to inspire a new appreciation of one of the world’s most undervalued and vital resources: AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY.

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Diversity for Life campaign

  1. 1. A global awareness campaign for agricultural biodiversity
  2. 2. <ul><li>Agricultural biodiversity is… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Different ecosystems
  4. 4. Different species
  5. 5. Variability within species
  6. 6. Agricultural biodiversity is the key to guarantee better health and well-being. Because…
  7. 7. … it can improve productivity and increase resistance to pests and diseases
  8. 8. … it can buffer yields, minimizing risk to small farmers
  9. 9. … it can improve adaptation: agricultural systems high in diversity can adapt more easily to climate change
  10. 10. … it can ensure nutrition and health for all
  11. 11. … and it preserves the culture, identity and traditions of communities.
  12. 12. The campaign
  13. 13. In collaboration with national and international partners, Bioversity is mounting a global awareness campaign that will gather momentum during 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity.
  14. 14. <ul><li>Create a vibrant </li></ul><ul><li>global movement </li></ul><ul><li>around agricultural </li></ul><ul><li>biodiversity </li></ul>Goal
  15. 15. Diversity in all its forms – human, cultural, agricultural – gives our lives richness and value beyond measure Message
  16. 16. - Policymakers - Schools - Media Target
  17. 17. Partners - Local - National - Regional - International
  18. 18. The launch On 22 May 2008, the International Day for Biological Diversity, Bioversity International launched the global awareness campaign for agricultural biodiversity, Diversity for Life.
  19. 19. <ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity for Life will have activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>all over the world. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At the moment, ten countries are involved – Armenia, Ethiopia, India, France, Italy, Kenya, Peru, Philippines, the UK and USA – </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>but the number is growing. </li></ul></ul></ul>Glimpses of the campaign
  20. 20. <ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><li>To develop school curricula on agricultural biodiversity for Italian secondary school students to be inserted in </li></ul><ul><li>2009-2010 school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><li>National Academy of Science, National Association of Science Teachers, CNR, University of Naples. </li></ul>Rome, 25 November 2008 Presentation of the project to secondary school teachers Teaching the Teachers
  21. 21. <ul><li>Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Realization of didactic modules to be inserted in the Science classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be introduced to agricultural biodiversity as an important resource for productivity and resilience, for improved nutrition and as the best insurance against climate change.  </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Realization of didactic modules to be inserted in the Art, Literature, History and Geography classes to show students that agricultural biodiversity is not just a scientific idea, but involves every aspect of our life. </li></ul>Teaching the Teachers
  22. 22. <ul><li>A cycle of lectures on the relationship between </li></ul><ul><li>culture and agriculture addressed </li></ul><ul><li>to journalists and to the general public that will be held in Rome. </li></ul>Ritorno al Futuro will challenge young chefs throughout Italy to create and promote new dishes based on traditional ingredients. Food for Thought Ritorno al Futuro
  23. 23. Oral History Project The children will be supplied with handheld digital voice recorders and disposable cameras. They will interview their parents, grandparents and relatives about the foods eaten when they were the age of the children. What Students in the 10-12 age range from two rural and two urban schools in each country will participate in the project. Who 2009-2010 When Armenia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Kenya, Peru, Senegal, the UK and USA. Where
  24. 24. Oral History Project - The interviews will be shared with classmates to prompt a discussion on food traditions in the school communities. - The material will be entered into an interactive electronic encyclopedia available on the Web that will constitute a global information source for further research and a learning environment about food cultures for all students around the world.
  25. 25. Oral History Project - The oral histories will also be used to create a travelling exhibition and a series of multimedia presentations that will be available to all participating schools and disseminated through other activities of the Diversity for Life campaign. - In collaboration with projects and partners working in the communities, support will be given to creating community gardens to grow traditional plants that can be used to supplement and add greater nutritional value to the school feeding programmes. The students will be involved alongside other community members in deciding where and how to establish the gardens and what to grow there, based on their research.
  26. 26. A weeklong international celebration of biodiversity in music, video, poetry, drama and art. Based in Rome, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, La Settimana della Biodiversit à will guarantee recognition of the leadership role that Italy has played in promoting the conservation and use of biodiversity, particularly agricultural biodiversity. La Settimana della Biodiversit à
  27. 27. <ul><li>World renowned scientists, humanists, philosophers, economists, writers, artists </li></ul><ul><li>and chefs meet the public to talk about </li></ul><ul><li>agricultural biodiversity and: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fight against hunger and malnutrition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate change </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biotechnology and research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition and health </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural identity and tradition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>La Settimana della Biodiversit à
  28. 28. <ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Round tables </li></ul><ul><li>Science Cafés </li></ul><ul><li>Documentary festival </li></ul><ul><li>Photo exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Concerts </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratories for children </li></ul>La Settimana della Biodiversit à

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