[Implanteus Lectures] 19h January: “Conserving agrobiodiversity and ensuring the viability of High Atlas cultural landscapes”, Dr. Gary J. Martin, Hafida Mazoud and Louisa Aarrass

The Implanteus graduate school of Avignon University proposes for its second year a cycle of scientific conferences, combining face-to-face and distance lectures.

The next conference will take place:

Wednesday 19th January 2022
At 2:30 pm (Paris time), online

Conserving agrobiodiversity and ensuring the viability of High Atlas cultural landscapes
Dr. Gary J. Martin founder of the Global Diversity Foundation, and Hafida Mazoud, Louisa Aarrass and Tasnim Elboute members of GDF


Overview of ensuring the socio-ecological viability of cultural landscapes, and how it relates specifically to conserving agrobiodiversity throughout market value chains. Concept of socio-ecological production landscapes, “dynamic mosaics of habitats and land uses that have been shaped over the years by interactions between people and nature in ways that maintain biodiversity and provide humans with goods and services needed for their wellbeing. Innovation in food processing and local product certification and labelling and how this can influence consumer behavior. Role of culture and gastronomy in maintaining agrobiodiversity in cultural landscapes.

Dr. Gary J Martin’s

A cultural anthropologist and ethnobotanist, is founder of Global Diversity Foundation, Global Environments Summer Academy and Global Environments Network. Gary was a lecturer in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent from 1998 to 2011 and a Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society from 2010 to 2012. Twice a Fulbright scholar, he has a PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in botany. His applied research and teaching on conservation and ethnobotany has taken him to more than 50 countries over the last 30 years.