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Reflections on the International Agrobiodiversity Congress, Delhi, 2016  

  Attended by over 1000 participants from more than 60 countries, the First International Agrobiodiversity Congress (IAC2016) was held in New Delhi, India, from 6-9 November (http://www.iac2016.in). Organized by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources and and Bioversity International with the support of many other organizations, the Congress was a high profile event bringing […]

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Call for Abstracts – ‘CROP DIVERSIFICATION IN A CHANGING WORLD: Mobilizing the green gold of plant genetic resources’

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The European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA) Genetic Resource Section, in association with the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) will host a conference titled ‘CROP DIVERSIFCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD: Mobilizing the green gold of plant genetic resources’, 8–11 May in Montpellier, France.Abstract submission is now open an will close on Monday […]

1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016

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India will this year  host the 1st Agrobiodiversity Congress. The objectives of this crucial congress are to : Provide a common platform to share experience and knowledge on the sustainable conservation and use of agrobiodiversity. Critically evaluate the current research and systems of management and use of agrobiodiversity and to assess the preparedness for meeting […]

Agrobiodiversity messages from Terra Madre

Crop diversity from rotational farming in northeast India. Photo credit: Annelie Bernhart/PAR

From 22-26 of September people from around the world gathered in Turin, Italy, to attend the biannual Terra Madre event, organised by Slow Food International. Country delegates included community representatives, many of which cultivate crops unique to their culture and territory. They presented examples of crop, animal, fish and wild plant diversity important to their livelihoods and food sovereignty. […]

Give agrobiodiversity a chance! Premio Daniel Carasso 2017 call for applications

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The Premio Daniel Carasso is an individual research prize intended to reward an outstanding scientific researcher on sustainable food systems and diets for long-term health. The Premio is worth €100,000 and the Laureate becomes an ambassador of the Foundation Daniel et Nina Carasso for sustainable food and diets.  These videos interviewing Timothy Johns and Emile Frison highlight biodiversity as a […]

New publication with contribution from PAR coordinator: a Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural Biodiversity from Around the World

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During the IUCN World Conservation Congress on September 3rd 2016 in Honolulu, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food has launched a new publication The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience, A Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural Biodiversity from Around the World.  The publication includes an Opportunities Report by PAR coordinator, Toby Hodgkin and Emile Frison, as well as twelve commentaries […]

Conference ‘Crop Diversification in a Changing World’ in May 2017, Monpellier, France

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The European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA) Genetic Resources Section, in association with the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) has announced that an international conference, ‘CROP DIVERSIFICATION IN A CHANGING WORLD: Mobilizing the green gold of plant genetic resources’, will be held in Montpellier, France from the 8–11 May 2017. The conference will be hosted by […]