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Home Gardening for Improved Livelihoods in Nepal

Home Gardening for Improved Livelihoods in Nepal: A Video About Home Gardens

The Home Garden project’s interventions have been highly successful in improving the nutritional status of families from poor and disadvantaged groups. Home gardens are also reducing economic vulnerability through income generated by sale of surplus products and reduced expenditure for vegetables, fruits and meat. This video highlights the overall achievements from the three phases of [...]

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Crop wild relatives – a key asset for sustainable agriculture

Crop Wild relatives are essential components of natural and agricultural ecosystems and hence are indispensable for maintaining ecosystem health.Their conservation and sustainable use is very important for improving agricultural production, increasing food security, and maintaining a healthy environment.

Livestock Keepers’ Rights on the roll?

“Will indigenous and local livestock keepers conserving precious biodiversity ever be heard and given rights?” This is just one of the items posted by the Knowledge Programme on Agriculture, Biodiversity and Climate Change. You can read the whole story by clicking here and many others on ikrweb, a blog on Animal Cultures by  Ilse Köhler-Rollefson [...]

Third Global Science Conference on Climate -Smart Agriculture (CSA) March 16-18 2015, Montpellier, France

According to the FAO, Climate smart agriculture (CSA)  is a way to achieve short and long term agricultural development priorities in the face of climate change and serve as an integrator to other development priorities. It seeks to support countries and other actors in securing the necessary policy, technical and financial conditions to enable them [...]

Call for Applications for 2015 AWARD Fellowships

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers, [...]

The use of agrobiodiversity for plant improvement and the intellectual property paradigm: institutional fit and legal tools for mass selection, conventional and molecular plant breeding

A new publication from College Thomas More, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Source: Fulya Batur and Tom Dedeurwaerdere. The use of agrobiodiversity for plant improvement and the intellectual property paradigm: institutional fit and legal tools for mass selection, conventional and molecular plant breeding. 2014. Life Sciences, Society and Policy 10:14. http://www.lsspjournal.com/content/10/1/14. Focused on the impact of stringent intellectual [...]

Trees on farms: an update and reanalysis of agroforestry’s global extent and socio-ecological characteristics

Trees on farm: a new publication from the World Agroforestry Centre. Full citation:  Zomer RJ, Trabucco A, Coe R, Place F, van Noordwijk M, Xu JC. 2014. Trees on farms: an update and reanalysis of agroforestry’s global extent and socio-ecological characteristics. Working Paper 179. Bogor, Indonesia: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Program. DOI: [...]