The workshop aims at stimulating an in-depth exchange and discussion on different aspects of Community Seed Banks worldwide – in a dialogue between CSB initiatives from all over the world, partners from the research sector, civil society and representatives of Bioversity. Discussions and reflections will center around the questions: What are the strenghts of and challenges for CSBs today? What shall be their future role for for the dynamic management of agricultural diversity, food security and food sovereignty? What must be done to strengthen Community Seed Banks?
The workshop has been co-organized by Rete Semi Rurali and ARCHE NOAH in the framework of the DIVERSIFOOD EU-project. The outcomes of this workshop will also serve as an input for the workshop on Sept. 22nd at FAO Headquarters.
The workshop aims at stimulating and furtherly sharing the perspectives around Community Seed Banks that emerged worldwide and play an important role for the dynamic management of agricultural diversity and for food sovereignty. The workshop is planned as a dialogue forum with participation of CSB initiatives from all over the world, including European countries, with representatives from FAO and Bioversity and Diversifood project partners from the research sector and civil society.
The workshop has been co-organized by Rete Semi Rurali and ARCHE NOAH in the framework of the DIVERSIFOOD EU-project and the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) with participantion and support of Bioversity International.