Ann Tutwiler, chair of the board of the Access to Seeds Foundation, who completed her term several months ago as the Director General for the CG’s Bioversity International research center in Rome, recently spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC to introduce the topic of declining ecosystems and food systems. She was interviewed afterward by The Washington Times.
At Biodiversity International, Ann was a driving force behind the Agrobiodiversity Index, about which she talks in this interview: ‘It looks at three dimensions of agrobiodiversity in diets, farming and in conservation across commitments, actions and status. It also looks at what countries and companies are doing to play their part in enhancing the use of agrobiodiversity.’
Like the Access to Seeds Index, the Agrobiodiversity Index focuses at critical aspects of transforming the global food system. The Access to Seeds Foundation and Biodiversity International both cooperate with the World Benchmarking Alliance to ensure that insights of each index adds up and contribute to an evidence based roadmap towards a sustainable food future in which various actors – both the public sector as well as the private sector – are being held accountable for their role.
Read the interview with Ann Tutwiler in the Washington Times.