Senior advisor, SwedBio

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Profile summary

  • Malmer is an agronomist and engaged in national and international policy processes related to biodiversity, indigenous and local knowledge and pratices and human rights
  • Malmer facilitates dialogues across knowledge systems and co-production of knowledge, based on equity, reciprocity and usefulness for all involved.
  • Malmer is a passionate gardener, seed-saver, mushroom-picker and shepherd.

Pernilla Malmer is a senior advisor for SwedBio, working on issues connected to agriculture and biodiversity

Pernilla Malmer is an agronomist by training and her professional experience is about indigenous peoples organizations and networks, farmers' organizations, NGOs and biodiversity/agriculture networks in general, linking 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.

Malmer 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, Malmer actively nurtures biocultural diversity in practice as a gardener, seed-saver, mushroom-picker, shepherd and farm-worker in her own neighbourhood in Uppsala and in Hälsingland.

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