Planet Diversity World Congress on the Future of Food and Agriculture

Wednesday, 14 May


Introduction to the day

 Günter Altner and Mohamed Habib: The soul of diversity, a trans-religious exercise

Günter Altner

Audio File (mp3, German) Part 1 (905 KB)   Part 2 (10 MB)   Speech (pdf, 468 KB, German)

Mohamed Habib

Audio File (mp3, 7MB, English)   Presentation (pdf, 1,4 MB, English)


Regional self-determination Local, Diverse, GMO-free

Maya Graf, Swiss Parliament & GM morat. initiative Switzerland: GMO-free by democratic vote

Audio File (mp3, 4MB, German)

Susanna Cenni, Agriculture Minister of Tuscany, Italy: European GMO-free Regions - a considered choice

Audio File (mp3, 4 MB, English)

Edenia Montaño Salgado, Zenú Nation, Colombia: No transgenicos on our territory - in defense of sacred food and land

Audio File (mp3, 4 MB, Spanish)   Presentation (pdf, 1MB, Spanish)

Dr. Amadou K. Coulibaly, Mali: Africa needs smart technologies, not GMOs

Audio File (mp3, 11 MB, French)  Presentation (pdf, 1,2 MB, French)

Dr. Vijayan, Kerala India: Why Kerala is a GMO-free State of India

Audio File (mp3, 6 MB, English)

Lyudmilla Stebenkova, Moscow-Duma, Russia: GMO-free Moscow

Audio File (mp3, 3 MB, English)   Presentation (pdf, 1,3 MB, English)

Shinji Asada, former vice-governor of Hokkaido, Japan: How Hokkaido protects its farmers from GMOs

Audio File (mp3, 6 MB, English)   Presentation (pdf, 720 KB, English)


Seeds of hope

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Philippines: Indigenous seed development and sharing

Audio File (mp3, 9 MB, English)    Presentation (pdf, 553 KB, English)

Edith Lammerts van Bueren, The Netherlands: Organic breeding in Europe

Audio File (mp3, 7 MB, English)   Presentation (pdf, 3,2 MB, English)

Alejandro Argumedo, Peru: The Andean potato network

Audio File (mp3, 7 MB, Spanish)   Presentation (pdf, 2 MB, English)

Jacob Nellithanam, India: Community rights and seed sovereignty in Andra Pradesh

Audio File (mp3, 4 MB, English)

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Local Organising Committee