The role of the seed sector in strengthening the resilience of agricultural production
Time: Wednesday, 20. January 2021, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (CET), subsequent deep dive 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Languages: English, German
Climate change, natural disasters and pandemics particularly affect countries in Asia and Africa. The agricultural sector is increasingly faced with ever more extreme heat and cold spells followed by heavy rainfall and floods. This has devastating effects on food security, especially for rural populations. Ensuring high-quality seed production adapted to the challenges of climate change is becoming increasingly important and constitutes the foundation of resilient agricultural production.
This expert panel discussion at the GFFA 2021 is going to use short interactive virtual presentations to showcase selected practical interventions on the importance of seed production, complemented by practical experiences in strengthening the resilience of agricultural production systems. As part of a virtual expert panel discussion with representatives from science and agribusiness, concrete experiences from
the projects of the Bilateral Cooperation Programme (BKP) of the BMEL in Ethiopia and India will be analysed in detail.