Day one (April 27)

08.00-08.30   Registration

08.30-10.00   Session I: Opening the Conference & setting the scene, Chair: A. Tutwiler

08.30-08.40   A. Tutwiler: Welcome address by Bioversity International

08.40-09.10   Welcome addresses by IFAD, EU, IER, ASA, UVG, and Indigenous Partnership

09.10-09.35   S. Padulosi: Objectives of the Conference and introduction to the Project

09.35-10.00   J. Cherfas: Get to know each other & Conference expectations

10.00-10.20   Coffee break

10.20-13.00   Session II: Agrobiodiversity & resilience of livelihood systems, Chair: R. Vodouhe

10.20-10.40   J. van Etten: Innovative approaches in climate change adaptation

10.40 -11.00   M. van Zonneveld: Agricultural diversification for climate change risk management in smallholder agriculture systems

11.00- 11.20   L. Mercado: Food and nutrition security, adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change in Central America: A comprehensive participatory approach

11.20-11.40   M. van Wijk: Big data on small farms: Sources and drivers of food security of smallholder farmers

11.40-12.00   N. Bergamini: Monitoring resilience & indicators

12.00-12.20   S. Padulosi: Documentation and monitoring of agrobiodiversity for adaptation to climate change

12.20-13.00   General discussion

13.00-14.00   Lunch break

14.00-17.30   Session III: Holistic approaches for sustainable & nutrition sensitive food systems, Chair: D. Hunter

14.00-14.20   G. Kennedy: Agrobiodiversity to improve nutrition using  a nutrition-sensitive food system approach

14.20-14.40   P. Roy: Indigenous peoples, crop diversity & livelihoods

14.40-15.00   J. Friedrich: The importance of agrobiodiversity in promoting nutrition-sensitive agriculture

15.00-15.20   P. Eyzaguirre: Resilience in traditional food systems

15.20-15.40   Coffee Break

15.40-16.00   O. King: Holistic approach for enhancing the use of traditional crops: Lessons from India

16.00-16.20   W. Douma: Green entrepreneurship: Beyond value chains to landscape approaches

16.20-16.40   S. Maselli: Communities’ perspectives and participatory approaches

16.40-17.00   S. Arora-Jonsson: Gender and climate change and some thoughts on methodology

17.00-17.30   General discussion

20.00-22.00   Social dinner

Day two (April 28)

08.30-08.40   J. Cherfas: Re-cap from previous day

08.40-12.30   Session IV: Managing conservation and use of agrobiodiversity & the enabling environment, Chair: S. Maselli

08.40-09.00   B. Sthapit: Let the locals lead: Empowering the poor to manage agricultural
biodiversity and adversity

09.00-09.20   R. Franciolini: Rete Semi Rurali: Collective action for sustainable use of agrobidiversity in farming systems

09.20-09.40   A. Drucker: Incentive mechanisms to conserve agricultural biodiversity

09.40-10.00   K. Koolman: Private sector engagement for agrobiodiversity-based climate adaptation, nutrition security, and poverty reduction

10.00-10.20   Coffee break

10.20-10.40   M. Maccari: Certification schemes and traditional crops

10.40-11.00   M. Marino: The contribution of agrobiodiversity and crop production to agricultural development

11.00-11.20   D. Hunter: Building an enabling policy environment for upscaling and mainstreaming agrobiodiversity to support nutrition sensitive food systems

11.20-11.40   P. Rudebjer: Capacity development: what, where, how?

11.40-12.10   General discussion

12.10-12.30   Assignment of working groups and instructions for Session V

12.30-13.30   Lunch break

13.30-18.00   Session V: Approaches, methods and tools for addressing the project themes, Working Groups
Five parallel working groups on the Project themes. Sharing experiences and recommendations on methods, approaches and tools to adopt for the Project's implementation
              Working Group 1: Climate change (Chair J. van Etten, Rapporteur L. Mercado)
              Working Group 2: Value chains (Chair P. Rudebjer, Rapporteur M. van Zonneveld)
              Working Group 3: Nutrition (Chair G. Kennedy, Rapporteur O. King)
              Working Group 4: Conservation (Chair S. Padulosi, Rapporteur A. Drucker)
              Working Group 5: Empowerment (Chair P. Eyzaguirre, Rapporteur B. Sthapit)

15.00-15.20   Coffee break
15.20-15.30   Check-in in plenary then working groups continue

18.00-18.20   Break
18.20-20.00   Side event: Certification for agrobiodiversity conservation, Chair: S. Padulosi
20.00-22.00   Social dinner

Day three (April 29)

08.30-08.40   J. Cherfas: Re-cap from previous day

08.40-12.30   Session VI: Reporting of working groups to plenary, Chair: J. Cherfas
Reporting on outcome of discussions of working groups. Identifying methods to applied in the Project. Identify synergies, gaps in knowledge, skills and capacity, and existing assets to support the Project implementation.

08.40-09.00   Report on Working Group 1: Climate change (Rapporteur: L. Mercado)
09.00-09.20   Discussion

09.20-09.40   Report on Working Group 2: Agrobiodiversity value chains (Rapporteur: M. van Zonneveld)
09.40-10.00   Discussion

10.00-10.20   Coffee break

10.20-10.40   Report on Working Group 3: Nutrition (Rapporteur: O. King)
10.40-11.00   Discussion

11.00-11.20   Report on Working Group 5: Empowerment (Rapporteur: B. Sthapit)
11.20-11.40   Discussion

11.40-12.00   Report on Working Group 4: Conservation (Rapporteur: A. Drucker)
12.00-12.30   Discussion

12.30-13.30   Lunch break

13.30-18.00   Session VII: Getting the job done, Chair: P. Roy
Review Project proposal, expected outputs, outcome and impact. Country coordinators present views on possible target sites and partners, training needs, and time-frame on delivery of outputs.

13.30-14.00   S. Padulosi: Project framework, team, expected outputs, outcomes and impact 

14.00-14.20   S. Maselli: Reflections on Project implementation in Guatemala

14.20-14.40   A. Sidibe: Reflections on Project implementation in Mali

14.40-15.00   A. Mondal: Reflections on Project implementation in India

15.00-15.20   Coffee break

15.20-15.40   S. Manetto: Reflections on Project implementation by the Indigenous Partnership

15.40-16.00   E. Gotor: Applying Outcome Mapping to research for development projects: The New IFAD-EU-CCAFS Project on NUS

16.00-16.20   G. Meldrum: Data gathering, knowledge sharing and communications management for the Project

16.20-17.00   General discussion

17.00-17.30   Conference closing

Day four (April 30)

08.30-12.30   Side Event: The 5Capitals Methodology and Gender

08.30-08.50   S. Padulosi: Introduction to the session and its relevance to the project

08.50-09.20   D. Stoian: Making the Five Capitals Methodology gender responsive

09.20-09.40   P. Ceci: Experiences with the Five Capitals Methology in West Africa

09.40-10.00   Coffee Break

10.00-11.00   Working groups

11.00-12.30   Sharing outcome of working groups and discussion

12.30-13.30   Lunch