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The Role of Agrobiodiversity in Food and Livelihoods for the Rural Poor

Thursday, January 29, 2009 (All day)

Time: 6.30pm


Speaker: Dr Suman Sahai is a Geneticist, and Founder and Convener of Gene Campaign


Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG


Registration and contact: To reserve a place contact Jane Savory on js64@soas.ac.uk or ring 020 7898 4892.


More information: Dr Sahai's published works, including more than a dozen books, focus on genetic diversity, biotechnology and intellectual property rights in India and globally.


Gene Campaign, a grassroots level organisation with a presence in 17 states of India, was started in 1993 by Dr Sahai and a group of people concerned about food and livelihood security. Gene Campaign is recognised as a leading research and advocacy organisation working in the field of bioresources, farmers' and community rights, intellectual property rights and indigenous knowledge, biopiracy, and issues related with genetically engineered food and crops.


This event is organised by the SOAS Food Studies Centre and the Centre of South Asian Studies.