Welcome to the homepage of the International Symposium on Biodiversity and Edible Wild Species (BEWS2017).


International Symposium on Biodiversity and Edible Wild Species (BEWS2017) will be held in 3-5 April, 2017 in Antalya. The symposium will be organized by General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (GDAR) in collaboration with the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project (GEF/UNEP/FAO) and BFN Turkey. BEWS2017 covers all aspects including plant biodiversity and focuses on wild edibles. Symposium aims to bring researchers, scientists and plant breeders together for sharing advances and establish new collaborations. It will also provide a scientific platform for sharing ideas and lessons learned on the conservation and use of wild edibles as well as raise awareness of the results and experiences of BFN Turkey. GDAR also expect to build a new perspective for utilization and conservation of plant biodiversity.


The Symposium is organized in one of Turkey's most beautiful and historic cities, also offers a rich program for informal social interaction, including a welcome reception, gala dinner and a closing ceremony. We hope to see you in Antalya.