International Symposium on Biodiversity and Dietary Diversity for Food & Nutrition Security - Sri Lanka
However, success of these strategies requires aggressive promotion of indigenous foods with nutritional and health protecting properties. Re-introduction and effective utilization of biodiversity used in traditional and indigenous food systems into nutrition intervention strategies will maximize food security, better nutrition and health. The symposium addressed the linkages among agriculture, biodiversity, nutrition, food consumption and food security. The symposium enabled around 120 local participants from multiple disciplines to widen their knowledge and to plan future research activities by sharing the experience with international and local speakers. The multi diverse forum included international and national dignitaries, representing recognized institutions; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationals (FAO), Bioversity, Rome, São Pulo University, University of Peradeniya & Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.