Nature and Society


The role of communication in agro-biodiversity policies

At the request of the Council of Europe, ECNC investigated the topic of communication and education in support of agro-biodiversity policies. The report concluded that although EU as well as national documents concerning agro-biodiversity implicitly or explicitly confirm the relevance of communication as a policy instrument, it is difficult to find concrete examples of communication actions and programmes specifically in support of agro-biodiversity issues in Europe. ECNC gave a presentation at the High-Level Pan-European Conference on Agriculture and Biodiversity in June 2001 in Paris, during which ECNC made the case for a more interactive and stakeholder-oriented approach in developing and implementing agro-biodiversity policies.