30 September 2021 16h00 -17h30 Ended
FAO and INRAE Webinar: Mainstreaming Biodiversity-Sensitive Agriculture
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in North America and INRAE are co-hosting a high-level webinar about the challenges and opportunities for promoting more sustainable agricultural practices and approaches to help halt the unprecedented decline of biodiversity across the globe. Speakers from INRAE includes Jean-François Soussana, Vice President for International Affairs, Thierry Caquet, Scientific Director for the Environment, Marc Deconchat, Research Director and Director of the BIOSEFAIR metaprogramme.
Mainstreaming Biodiversity-Sensitive Agriculture to Ensure the Sustainability of our Food Systems
Achieving food security and nutrition for all depends on biodiversity, which generates multiple livelihood benefits. Biodiversity and ecosystem services are essential for sustainable agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries. It also makes production systems and livelihoods more resilient to economic, social and environmental shocks and stresses, including the mounting effects of climate change.
Despite global efforts spanning several decades, biodiversity continues to be eroded at an alarming pace. But there are signs of hope in many countries around the world. In fact, biodivers
Now, actions and policies are needed to bring about a world where agriculture and food systems reduce their negative impacts on, and make the best use of the potential of biological diversity and ecosystems, and contribute to the conservation, sustainable use, management and restoration of biodiversity, ensuring food security and nutrition for present and future generations and supporting livelihoods.
Jocelyn Brown Hall, Director, FAO North America
Jean-François Soussana, Vice President for International Affairs, INRAE
Thierry Caquet, Scientific Director for the Environment, INRAE
Eduardo Mansur, Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
Irene Hoffmann, Secretary of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Marc Deconchat, Research Director and Director of the BIOSEFAIR Metaprogramme, INRAE
Representative from The Nature Conservancy
Moderator: Thomas Pesek, Senior Liaison Officer at the FAO North America and moderator of the event
INRAE’s scientists are working to understand the dynamics of biodiversity and the functions it supports in many ecosystems (including agroecosystems, forests and woodland, lakes and rivers, mountain ranges). They work with local stakeholders to co-design and implement nature-based solutions and to devise ways to halt the erosion of biodiversity and encourage its recovery.
Agropolis International published the works of 500 French and CGIAR agroecology scientists, experts from universities and research organizations, including 20 contributions INRAE. It reflects the diversity and dynamism of scientific and technological research at national and international levels on agroecology.