Bigging up biodiversity – Episode 43
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Bigging up biodiversity – Episode 4324 April 2023
In the lead-up to the International Day for Biological Diversity we bring you our interview with David Cooper, the Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, before talking with IFAD’s own Senior Technical Specialist for biodiversity Marie-Aude Even.
In honour of the upcoming UK coronation, we take a regal detour and speak with David Cope, the Head of Sustainability at the Duchy of Cornwall.
We’re buzzing to bring you our special report for World Bee Day, before introducing the latest chapter of our Global Donor Platform miniseries with David Laborde of FAO. We also discuss planting trees from afar with the Treedom app team and insects as animal feed with Ento Insect Solutions.
- David Cooper: protecting biodiversity is essential for farmers
- Marie-Aude Even on IFAD's work with biodiversity and agriculture
- David Cope on royal commitment to sustainability
- The importance of honeybees, with Elena Fidanoska
- David Laborde with the latest on the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
- Anna Weston on the benefit of planting trees
- Insect for animal feed? Brian Nyota tells us more
- David Cope on royal commitment to sustainability - Part II
- David Cooper on helping farmers through biodiversity
- Summing up
- Previous episodes to enjoy
The Acting Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, David Cooper, gives us insights into the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and explains why it’s important for farmers.
Marie Aude Even gives us the latest updates on what IFAD is doing to sustain biodiversity and agriculture in developing countries.
The royal drive for sustainability was initiated years ago by the Duke of Cornwall – now King Charles III. Head of Sustainability at the The Duchy of Cornwall, David Cope, tells us why sustainability is at the heart of their operations.
Food security is closely linked to bee security – Elena Fidanoska knows this well. She is the founder and Chief Executive of Macedonian Honey, a company that uses innovative technology to protect, strengthen and heal honeybees.
David Laborde is the Director of the Agrifood Economics Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization. He talks to us about the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development and the importance of data to develop agriculture, reshape food systems and invest in rural communities to tackle global poverty and hunger.
When trees and freedom align, you get Treedom – the first platform in the world that allows you to plant a tree from a distance and follow the project online. The team’s Head of Development, Anna Weston, tells us all about it.
Ento Insect Solutions Kenya provides sustainable and innovative solutions for animal feed. Farmer and founder Brian Nyota shares the success stories of farmers who have benefited from his company's technology.
David Cope expands on how the Duchy is committing to sustainable and regenerative agriculture and soil health.
We end this episode with more from David Cooper. He tells us about the new Global Biodiversity Framework and how it aims to help small-scale farmers build resilience.
Many thanks as always to our producer Francesco Manetti and the rest of the team, our reporters Nour Bona and Michelle Makena Mwimbi in Nairobi. A special thanks to you, for listening to this episode of Farms. Food. Future. Your hosts have been Brian Thomson and Michelle Tang.
Stay tuned for our next episode on water scarcity and climate change in North Africa and the Near East.
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