Linking Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Forest based Livelihoods: Towards an Outlook of Inclusive Foods Systems in Asia to 2030

1st Main session: Opening session: An outlook on wild foods and inclusive food systems in Asia towards 2030

Organisers: The Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Livelihood (WFBL) Network is an Expert Group  supported by the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI). 

When: Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 3 – 5pm Manila time |

Where: online, please register here.

In the opening session, we will hear the voices of experts from different sectors on the importance of wild foods and the roles that indigenous peoples and local communities play in ensuring food security for all. Keynote presentations featuring voices from communities, research and the academe, policy actors and donors will be shared.

Lightning talks featuring members of the SIANI Expert Group on Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Livelihoods Network will highlight important insights and realizations on being part of an initiative working on the links between wild foods, biodiversity and community-based livelihoods.


-Welcome and introductions, Femy Pinto, Executive Director of NTFP-EP Asia and WFBL Expert Group Lead

-Keynote messages/presentations:

1.-Esse Nilsson, Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Development and Food Security, Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) (TBC)

2.-Teodoro Brawner Baguilat Jr., ICCA Consortium President (TBC)

3.-FAO/IFAD/Food Systems Summit representative (TBC)

-Lightning talks: Nonette Royo as part of the Expert group perspectives and insights, WFBL Expert Group members and partners

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