Join the UBC Farm Centre for Sustainable Food Systems on Thursday, August 26 from 11:00am-12:30pm PST for a free public webinar, Cultivating Biodiversity: Agricultural Landscapes and the Biodiversity Crisis. This webinar is part of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems’ Summer 2021 Future of Food Dialogues, titled Farm to Globe: Transforming Our Food Systems. Recordings from other webinars in this series can be found here.

Speakers:

Matt Tsuruda, M.Sc Student, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Aidee Guzman, PhD Candidate, University of California at Berkeley

Sieglind Snapp, PhD, Professor, Michigan State University

Moderator:

Matt Mitchell, PhD, Research Associate, Faulty of Land and Food Systems

From the organizers:

“We are in a crisis like never before. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has found that over one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, and many are already there. What’s this got to do with agriculture? While large industrialized monoculture fields greatly reduce the biodiversity of native plant species and also the animals that depend on them, there is a growing awareness that we can cultivate biodiversity through our farming practices. Most of Canada’s species at risk occur in southern agricultural landscapes, giving farmers a huge opportunity to make a big difference in the fight for biodiversity conservation. Join our panelists as they discuss the loss of biodiversity and how agricultural landscapes could help instead of harm.”
Find out more and register here