Leading up to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan at the end of October, CropLife International are organising a three-stop world tour to discuss the role of sustainable agricultural practices in safeguarding biodiversity.
The Biodiversity World Tour starts tomorrow in Iowa, USA, and then heads east to Brussels, Belgium next week, before ending up in Nagoya in two weeks time.
- Iowa: 12 October: 10am to 11.30am Central Time
In Iowa, three farmers – one from North America, one from South America and the other from Asia – will discuss the challenges they face in preserving biodiversity on their farms. Special guest Tom Visack, US Secretary of Agriculture, will also be speaking.
- Brussels: 20 October: 4pm to 5.30pm Central European Time
At the Brussels event, agricultural researchers will discuss the technologies and strategies that can help farmers ensure the protection of biodiversity, with the additional pressures of a growing population and a changing climate.
- Nagoya: 27 October: 9.30am to 11am Central European Time
The final event in Nagoya will look at the solutions to meeting the biodiversity preservation goals as set by the UN and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Each event will be broadcast live online on the Biodiversity World Tour website. Individuals can also interact with the discussions both prior to and during the event, by submitting questions, either via the website’s Ask A Question forum, or via posting on the CropNews Facebook wall, or sending a question on Twitter by using the hashtag #BWT2010.