New report highlights growing biodiversity awareness worldwide –

New report highlights growing biodiversity awareness worldwide – UEBT launches 2013 Biodiversity Barometer
Paris/Montreal, 19 April 2013 – 75% of consumers surveyed worldwide are aware of biodiversity, while 48% can give a correct
definition of the term biodiversity. These are some of the findings contained in the 2013 Biodiversity Barometer report
launched today in Paris by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT). Consumers in Brazil, China and France, according to the
study, show a particular awareness about biodiversity.

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Bioversity International and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural

Bioversity International and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences will be organising the”International Symposium on Agrobiodiversity for Sustainable Development”,  03-04 June 2013 in Beijing, China.
The symposium will focus on the important role of agricultural biodiversity in agroecological intensification for supporting productive and resilient farming systems to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The symposium’s aim  is also to understand the local cultural values in enhancing productivity through the use of traditional crop varieties, traditional farming practices and climate change response strategies.
Please contact the organising committee directly at z.zhang@cgiar.org for more information. Participants need to submit this registration form to the organisers before 30 April 2013.
The local costs of accommodation and food will be covered by the organisers for registered participants presenting scientific posters.

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