Agrobiodiversity as a key to more resilient agricultural systems – lessons learnt from the global South
World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
Time: Wednesday, 20. January 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CET), subsequent deep dive 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The aim of this panel was to assess and distill lessons from three ongoing smallholder producer inititatives in Paraguay, Zambia and Thailand, on how climate-adapted agriculture and the establishment of regional sustainable supply chains can improve the living conditions and resilience of rural agricultural communities against shocks, such as climate change or pandemic outbreaks like COVID-19.
Key topics were: agrobiodiversity; regenerative agriculture; food security; climate resilience; regional value chains; value-addition
The presented examples could show that sustainability of agricultural production systems and the protection of nature can be addressed simultaneously without compromising planetary boundaries, long-term resilience and economic viability.
The discussion was lively and interactive. Many interesting questions came up, which could be discussed in the deep dives.