Agricultural biodiversity, value chains and women’s empowerment event at Milan Expo (Sept 17)

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Bioversity International is hosting an event at the Milan Expo, September 17, 10:30 – 18:30.

 Did you know that women and agricultural biodiversity are closely linked? Every day, women grow, harvest, process, cook, buy or sell a diversity of food and agricultural products to sustain their families, contributing to the conservation of agricultural biodiversity while feeding the world.

 To celebrate these women, on the occasion of Expo Milano 2015 and the European Year of Development,  the Italian Government, Bioversity International and partners invite you to attend the ‘Agricultural biodiversity, value chains and women’s empowerment’ event.

 Leaders of international organizations engaged in agricultural development and women farmers – custodians of agricultural biodiversity – coming from India, Mali, Bolivia and Italy will gather to discuss and agree on priority actions to strengthen the role of women, reap more sustainable harvests and achieve resilient food systems through the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity. A press conference with a buffet will follow the morning session.

 The event will end with a cooking demonstration and a tasting of Indian snacks and other traditional dishes.

Watch the video teaser, learn more and tweet about it using #BioWomen.
Web streaming will be also available — register here.


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