We are pleased to invite you to the Global Conference on Green Development of Seed Industries organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 4 and 5 November 2021.
The virtual event aims to provide a neutral forum for FAO Members, partners, industry and opinion leaders, and other stakeholders to engage in focused dialogues on how best to make quality seeds of preferred productive, nutritious and resilient crop varieties available to farmers. In addition, it will generate evidence for actions towards the realization of the goals of FAO’s Strategic Framework 2022-31: for the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems for Better production, Better nutrition, a Better environment and a Better life, thus contributing to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDGs 2 and 1.
The conference is made up of plenary sessions (opening, keynote addresses, reports on conference themes and recommendations, high-level ministerial segment and closing), and eight parallel sessions, two for each of the themes: advanced technologies, conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, crop varietal development and adoption, and seed systems. A fifth theme, policy and governance, is embedded in these sessions.
Check out the programme and the dedicated website. You can also find a range of multilingual materials on the Trello board.
Interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian for all plenary sessions and in English, French, Spanish for all parallel sessions.
The event will be webcast live here.
Register now for the different sessions!
Plenary Sessions (Opening, keynote addresses, reports on conference themes and recommendations, high-level ministerial segment and closing)
Theme 2: Conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, Parallel Sessions 2.1 & 2.2 (green)