Harnessing the Power of Nature: Building Resilient Food Systems Through Greater Agro biodiversity

06 Nov 2020

As global temperatures rise and humanity races to find scalable solutions to current and impending food security crises, agrobiodiversity will be pivotal in protecting crops from climatic shocks, pests and disease outbreaks. While we know that a more diverse food system is a more resilient one, it is not clear how we will safeguard and promote agrobiodiversity in the face of population growth, rising inequality and COVID-19.

In this plenary, the Crop Trust explain why agrobiodiversity will be integral to a food and nutrition secure future, while sparking much needed discussion on what the next steps should be for SDG 2.5 in the post-2020 Agenda.

  • Crop Trust


  • Danielle Nierenberg

    President and Co-Founder, Food Tank

  • Sir Peter Crane

    Board Chair and President, Oak Spring Garden Foundation

  • Marie Haga

    Associate Vice President for External Relations and Governance, IFAD

  • Kent Nnadozie

    Secretary, ITPGRFA (FAO)

  • Susan Bragdon

    Policy Advisor at Oxfam Novib, Sowing Diversity=Harvesting Sustainability Programme

  • Mildred Crawford

    Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers, Farmers Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Assembly of Partners towards Habitat III (GAP)

  • Tina Claffey

    Award winning nature photographer

  • Pablo Vargas

    CEO , Britt