20.05.2020
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
CEST

World Bee Day 2020

Speakers:
Qu Dongyu, Aleksandra Pivec, Tang Huajun, Jeff Pettis, Max Rünzel, Joseph Cazier, Nicola Bradbear, Pradeep Mehta, Carlos H. Vergara B., Maria Helena Semedo
Hosted by:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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About the webinar
Date intends to shine a light on the habitat of pollinators to improve the conditions for their survival so that bees and other pollinators may thrive.

Observing World Bee Day on 20 May each year draws attention to the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy. It provides an opportunity for governments, organizations, civil society and concerned citizens everywhere to promote actions that will protect and enhance pollinators and their habitats, improve their abundance and diversity, and support the sustainable development of beekeeping.

The year’s theme is “Bee Engaged” with a specific focus on bee production and good practices adopted by beekeepers to support their livelihoods and deliver good quality products.

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has had an undeniable impact on the beekeeping sector affecting the production, the market and as a consequence, the livelihoods of beekeepers. During the event will be explored the role of beekeeping in supporting rural communities and improving food and nutrition security in this challenging situation.

This year’s virtual event will highlight the importance of traditional knowledge related to beekeeping, the use of bee-derived products and services, and their importance in achieving the SDGs.

The event is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with support from:


COVER PHOTO:
Orangeaurochs
Focus Region:
Global
Focus Topic:
Climate / Weather / Environment
Land / Water / Resource Management
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Agenda
12:00 pm
Opening remarks

Qu Dongyu

12:05 pm
World Bee Day video
12:10 pm
Remarks from partners

Aleksandra Pivec

Tang Huajun

Jeff Pettis

12:35 pm
Innovative solutions to support bees and beekeepers

Max Rünzel

Joseph Cazier

12:40 pm
Stories from the field

Nicola Bradbear

Pradeep Mehta

Carlos H. Vergara B.

1:10 pm
Discussion - Q&A
1:25 pm
Closing remarks

Maria Helena Semedo

About the Speakers

Qu Dongyu

Director-General, FAO

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Aleksandra Pivec

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Republic of Slovenia

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Tang Huajun

President, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

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Jeff Pettis

President of the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations (Apimondia)

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Max Rünzel

Project Coordinator, World Bee Count

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Joseph Cazier

Executive Director, Center for Analytics Research and Education, Appalachian State University

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Nicola Bradbear

Director, Bees for Development and President, Scientific Commission for Rural Development, Apimondia

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Pradeep Mehta

Honorary Chairman and Founder Trustee, Central Himalayan Institute for Nature & Applied Research (CHINAR)

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Carlos H. Vergara B.

Senior Professor, Universidad de las Américas Puebla

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Maria Helena Semedo

Deputy Director-General, FAO

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