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Concepts behind successful seed keeping strategies of the Yucatec Maya – agroecology perspectives from the Intercultural Maya University of Quintana Roo

During COP 13 that took place in December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico, we had the pleasure to meet Francisco J. Rosado-May, researcher in the field of agroecology at the Intercultural Maya University of Quintana Roo, Mexico. At our PAR side event, he gave a presentation about biocultural diversity in indigenous food systems of Northeast India and Mexico, similarities between the […]

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The 40th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology in Montreal, Canada May 10-13, 2017


  The annual conference of the Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) is an opportunity to disseminate research, learn about field methodologies, and connect with fellow scholars. This year the conference theme is focused on “advocacy, ethics, and applications” and a wide range of scholars are encouraged to participate, who work with the relationships between culture, biology, and environments […]

Agrobiodiversity Perspectives in the Cancun Declaration on Mainstreaming Biodiversity for well-being


The 13th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity is meeting this eek and next in Cancun, Mexico. Already prior to the event, The High Level Segment (attended by Ministers and senior government officials from around the world) has been held to issue a declaration – the Cancun Declaration on the […]

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


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


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. […]