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Side-event in Rome,18th of November

The Nordic Council of Ministers and NordGen in collaboration with FAO invite to a side-event in Rome Wednesday 18th of November 2009. The title is Genetic Diversity and Fodd Security in a Time of Climate Change.

The aim is to

  • Promote genetic diversity for securing food for growing populations in an environment in which acceleratin climte change poses significant new challenges.
  • Present Nordic cooperation on genetic resources - a model for regional cooperation
  • promote the use of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault as a global back-up for genebank collections
  • Reporting progress on the exchange of plant genetic resources for food security and benefit-sharing under the international Treaty.

Read the programme.