Project Launch Conference

Project Launch Conference

Agrobiodiversity To Manage Risks And Empower The Poor

International Conference  //  H10 Roma Citta Hotel, Rome, Italy, 27-29 April 2015

An International Conference was held to launch the IFAD-EU-CCAFS Project in Rome 27-29 April 2015, bringing together the project coordinators and experts from disciplines linked to the project themes. The objectives of the conference were to share knowledge on ways to support the poor in managing risks using local crops, and to guide the project team in identifying suitable, affordable solutions to be tested through the Project. 

The Conference addressed the themes of agricultural biodiversity value chains and conservation and their roles in nutrition and livelihood resilience, particularly in the context of climate change. The conference also paid a cross cutting focus on women and resource-poor indigenous communities and ways to support their empowerment through participatory interventions guided by local knowledge and scientific research, as well as needs and approaches for capacity building and policy advocacy to support this holistic, integrated approach.

Download the proceedings to learn more about the outcomes of the conference.