Sourcing while respecting biodiversity

Sourcing while respecting biodiversity: the case of food

1. March 2018, Brussels

The Global Nature Fund, the Belgian Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Université catholique de Louvain and IPES-food look back on a sucessfull conference. For 1 March 2018 they proposed an exchange of ideas on "Sourcing while respecting biodiversity: the case of food".

Around 90 scientists, industry leaders and policy makers followed the invitation and came toegether in Brussels to draw conclusions and recommendations around the need to source food and agricultural products while maintaining and enhancing agrobiodiversity as a crucial component of sustainable sourcing.

 

The morning session provided

  • an overview of project results funded by the Belgian federal administration on a tool that aims at providing recommendations on sourcing while respecting biodiversity.
  • new recommendations issued by the LIFE Food & Biodiversity project on effective biodiversity criteria for standards and labels for the food sector.

You can download the presentations here.

The closed afternoon session was devoted exclusively to technical workshops to exchange and receive feedback with experts on the projects presented in the morning.

Organiser: Global Nature Fund, Belgian Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Université catholique de Louvain and IPES-food

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