28 July 2010

CONFERENCE: Biodiversity and World Food Security

Conserving and using biodiversity sustainably is vital if we are to feed the more than one billion malnourished people in the world. The Crawford Fund’s 2010 international conference is titled “Biodiversity and World Food Security: Nourishing the Planet and its People” and will be held in Parliament House, Canberra over 30 August to 1 September. It will be the key event in the Australasian region related to the UN International Year of Biodiversity and one of very few international events focusing on food security imperatives in relation to biodiversity conservation.

The event involves a number of opportunities to hear from a group of national specialists and international speakers including:

- Dr Cristián Samper, Director, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution;

- Professor Steve Hopper, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew;

- Dr Emile Frison, Director General, Bioversity International.

For more information and registration go to www.crawfordfund.org

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