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ICROFS International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems

A ½ day seminar: Agro-biodiversity and Ecosystem services


Seminar on 16. December 2010
Embassy of Denmark
3200 Whitehaven St.,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008


Speakers and presentations



Niels Halberg
Director of the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS)

Why a seminar on organic agriculture, agro-biodiversity and ecosystem services?

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Session 1 – Status of Present Knowledge and Research

Katherine Richardson, Professor and Vice Dean for Public Outreach, University of Copenhagen, Chairman of the Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy, Denmark Biodiversity, a global threshold - Why preserving biodiversity should go hand-in-hand with climate mitigation in agro-ecosystems
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Dr. Urs Niggli,
Professor and Director of Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland
Organic agriculture and biodiversity – a global review of research results
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Ann Thrupp,
Manager of Sustainability and Organic Development, Fetzer/Bonterra Vineyards, USA

Biodiversity in Organic Vineyards Case Studies from California’s North Coast Region
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Session 2 –Integration and synergy between agro-biodiversity and ecosystem services in future agriculture and food systems
Louise Jackson,
Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist, Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California Davis, USA
Agro biodiversity as an component of an integrated landscape approach for sustainable agriculture
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Ivette Perfecto,
Professor in Ecology and Natural Resources, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, USA
The impact of agro-biodiversity and eco-system services in development or A new vision for a just, sustainable and productive agriculture
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Daniela Horna,
Postdoctoral Fellow, Agricultural Economist, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
How does agricultural biodiversity contributes to food security
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Thomas Harttung,
Chairman of the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Denmark

Concluding Remarks

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