Protecting and harnessing the earth’s biodiversity is more critical than ever to tackle urgent issues like climate change and hunger. The GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health brought together over 5,000 attendees from 120 countries to discuss just that.
Though rarely at the top of international development priorities, resilience in food systems begins with biodiversity—and genebanks play a key role in conserving it.
The session’s first expert panel explored the role genebanks play in food and nutritional security.
“We have to appeal to governments to see how important this work is and how it supports really vital needs to address climate change,” said panel moderator Charlotte Lusty..
“After all, we all have to eat and it has to come from all the hard-working farmers who need every support and access to diversity … to ensure that they build stronger systems.”