Join us on Monday, September 18, 2023, when Javad Mosafari, will speaking about Urban Farming
Javad Mozafari holds a PhD in Plant Genetics, University of Guelph, Canada; MSc in Plant Breeding, Massey University, New Zealand; and BSc in Crop Science, University of Tabriz, Iran. He is an expert, educator and community leader in sustainable agriculture, agrobiodiversity, food security, and their interfaces with climate change.
Javadís work as professor in Iranís Agricultural Research and Education Organization and Tarbiat Modares University has led to the conservation of thousands of accessions of genetic resources and publication of many research papers in international journals. He has also a long experience working with the United Nations agencies (e.g., FAO, WIPO, CBD, UNEP, UNDP) where he has chaired UN-FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture; International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (IT-PGRFA); and many other international agrobiodiversity-related fora.
Since his return to Toronto in 2019, Javad has been teaching Vegetable Container Gardening and Vegetable Home Gardening, advocating for conservation of biodiversity, environmentally friendly foods of the future, and adapting urban food systems to climate change. He joined Foodshare in 2021 as Community Engagement Coordinator at Flemo Farm where he worked on building the capacity of the community for enhancing food security through developing: a community education platform on urban farming, local entrepreneurs in urban food production, local farmersí market for providing access to affordable high-quality food, community compost exchange program, crop integrated conservation and environmentally sustainable community. Javad is, presently, coordinating CAMH Sunshine Garden and Community Gardens programs in Foodshare.