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Pernilla Malmer is an agronomist by training. Her professional experience is about working with Indigenous peoples organizations and networks, farmers’ organizations, NGOs as well as biodiversity and agriculture networks, which link local action to global policy processes. Her expertise comprises agricultural biodiversity and farming systems, indigenous and local knowledge systems and practices, and the corresponding links to social-ecological resilience, human wellbeing and human rights.
Pernilla is engaged in national and international policy processes related to biodiversity and ecosystem governance, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) and the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT PGRFA).
Further, Pernilla is actively nurturing the biocultural diversity in practice as a gardener, seed-saver, mushroom-picker, shepherd and farm-worker in her own neighbourhood in Uppsala and in Hälsingland.