The Global Crop Diversity Summit 2023 will bring together stakeholders from around the world to discuss the role of seed banks in securing a nutritious food future in the face of multiple crises. The Summit will take place on the theme, ‘Empowering Seed Banks to Combat the Climate, Biodiversity, and Food Crises’.
The Summit will address an urgent need for more productive, sustainable, resilient, and healthy agri-food systems in the face of the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, malnutrition, and conflict. The event aims to raise awareness of the role of crop diversity in securing nutritious agri-food systems for all and to strengthen cooperation among seed banks around the world. The Summit will also contribute to the Crop Trust’s preparation for the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28), including findings on the importance of crop diversity for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The Summit will convene under the patronage of the German Federal President, the Crop Trust, and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA).
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date: 14 November 2023
location: Berlin, Germany