Seminar "The application of science and traditional knowledge to foster the utilization of foods obtained from local landscapes for improved nutrition and livelihoods"

Related Research Program
Food Information
Related Research Project
Information hub Africa rice farming system

Foods obtained from local landscapes play an important role in the provision of nutrition and livelihoods for local communities in Africa and Asia. This seminar will invite experts to share their insights and experiences in the application of science and local knowledge to foster the utilization of foods obtained from local landscapes for improved nutrition and livelihoods. This hybrid event will offer an opportunity for in-depth discussion and exchange of opinions with researchers, students, extension specialists, government officers, etc. engaged in international food and nutrition security agendas and projects. The objective of this seminar is to identify the challenges as well as opportunities to unlock the potentials of local food diversity in meeting the nutritional, environmental and economic needs of target communities while preserving their genetic resources and cultural values.

Organized by

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Date
Monday, December 12th, 2022, 14:00~ 16:00(JST)
Place

 Vision Center Hibiya (Room 301 – Up to 40) + Webex

(Hibiya Marine Building 3rd floor, 1-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006)
Program

Tentative Program:

Date: December 12 (Mon), 2022. 14:00 – 16:00 (JST)
Venue: Vision Center Hibiya (Room 301 – Up to 40) + Webex
MC: Miyuki Iiyama, JIRCAS

Time

Agenda

Speaker

14:00 - 14:10

Introduction of the seminar

Dr. Yasuyuki Morimoto

Scientist
Alliance Bioversity International and CIAT

 

Presentation Session

 

 

14:10-14:30

The role of traditional knowledge and food biodiversity to transform modern food systems

Dr. Gina Kennedy

IUNS-ICN TaskForce Chair
GAIN

14:30-14:50

Traditional food systems, food security in Kenya and the lingering effects of colonial and post-independence extension policies

Dr. Patrick Maundu

Scientist
National Museum of Kenya & Alliance Bioversity International and CIAT

14:50-15:10

Development of a breeding technique for traditional vegetable Amaranth that facilitates the nutrition improvement

Dr. Ken Hoshikawa

Researcher
JIRCAS – World Vegetable Center

15:10-15:30

Traditional vegetables for healthy diets and income

Dr. Pepijn Schreinemachers

Lead Scientist – Impact Evaluation; Flagship Leader – Enabling Impact & Healthy Diets, East and Southeast Asia
World Vegetable Center

15:30-15:55

Discussion + Q&A Session

 

 

15:55-16:00

Closing Remarks

Dr. Kazuo Nakashima

Program Director, Food Program
JIRCAS

Registration period
- (JST)
Registration
Information and Public Relations Office, JIRCAS
Address
 1-1 Ohwashi, Tsukuba Ibaraki 305-8686 Japan
Telephone
+81-29-838-6728
Registration deadline:
(JST)
Notice
※ The maximum number of participants allowed at the venue is 40.
Registration fee

Free

Poster
Contact

Information and Public Relations Office, JIRCAS