Join our side event in Rome | Farming solutions with multiple benefits for biodiversity and access to nutritious food #CFS45

The Governments of Mexico and Hungary, in collaboration with Rare and IFOAM – Organics International, are holding a side-event "Farming solutions with multiple benefits for biodiversity and access to nutritious food"  where we will be showcasing how biodiversity conservation can be an essential part of sustainable food systems. Join us Wednesday 17 October, 18.00 – 19.30 in the Iraq Room at the CFS 45 - Committee on World Food Security, Rome. 

Keynote speakers 

  • Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Executive Director, FAO
  • Martha Elena Federica Bárcena Coqui, Permanent Representative of Mexico to FAO


  • Levente Kőrösi, Deputy Head of Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary
  • Gábor Figeczky, Head of Global Policy, IFOAM – Organics International
  • Kevin Farrera, Director, Desarollo Alternativo e Investigacion, Mexico
  • Paúl Carrasco Carpio, Prefect of the Provincial Government of Azuay-Ecuador (tbc)
  • Stefano Padulosi, Senior Scientist, Bioversity International

This event will be moderated Ann-Kathrin Neureuther, Project Manager, Rare. 

Sustainable solutions rely on major shifts in policy, practice, behaviours, and knowledge to explore how we can do farming while maintaining soil fertility and preserving biodiversity. The side-event is aiming at showcasing some of these solutions and discuss the efforts and experiences of countries such as Mexico and Hungary to scale up such initiatives by creating a conducive policy environment for them.

Preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services contributes directly to human well-being and development priorities, creating great synergies between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the SDGs.  Biodiversity is important for enhancing the resilience of farmers to climate change, pests, diseases and other threats.
Through the Farming for Biodiversity Solution Search, over 330 innovative and replicable ideas have been identified, connecting agriculture, livelihood and the environment. These innovators apply agro-ecological methods to reduce the use of agrochemicals. They reduce waste and utilise crop residues, including producing compost, animal feed, or biofuel. They bring new-found economic benefits and recognition for traditional varieties, knowledge, and practices. They harness the potential of youth and women farmers to drive change. Explore some of these innovations at the recently launched `Agriculture and biodiversity solutions' site of the Panorama platform.



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