July 5, 2021
Science Days for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Side-event.
The importance of plant genetic resources in the context of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems: the role of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Organised by the Global-hub on Indigenous Peoples' food systems & the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Monday July 5, 2021 | 14:00 - 15:30 CEST.
The side-event will feature the importance of crop genetic resources and the critical role of the Indigenous Peoples in conserving crop biodiversity in situ, furthering crop adaption to climate change and maintaining wide, diverse, nutritious food bases.
Facilitator: Charlotte Milbank, Academic Fellow, Indigenous Peoples Unit, FAO and PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
14:00 – 14:15 Opening remarks
- Ismahane Elouafi, FAO Chief-Scientist
- Anne Nuorgam, Chair, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
- Kent Nnadozie, Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
14:15 – 14:25 Keynote speaker
Importance of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems in maintaining biodiversity and plant genetic diversity
- Gam Shimray, Secretary General, Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact, member of the Global-Hub
14:25 – 15:30 Open Dialogue: The importance of plant genetic resources in the context of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems
- Tania Martinez Cruz, Indigenous leader, University of Greenwich
- Danny Hunter, the Alliance of CIAT and Bioversity International
- Svanhild-Isabelle Batta Torheim, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Norway
15:00 – 15:25 Brainstorming and Participatory Dialogue
15:25 – 15:30 Way forward
- Yon Fernández-de-Larrinoa, Chief, Indigenous Peoples Unit, FAO