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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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Himalayan foods: healthy and nutritious crop varieties

Buckwheat, millets, amaranth and other highly nutritions underutilized crops have become the focus of efforts to promote a healthier diet and support small farmers in Nepal.

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition

A report developed by a high level panel of experts to  address a frequently overlooked but extremely important part of world food and nutrition security: the role and importance of fish in seeking food and nutrition security for all. According to Per Pinstrup-Andersen,  Chair, Steering Committee of the HLPE, fisheries and aquaculture have often been […]

CBD Notification 2014-105 – Peer review of the State of Knowledge Review on the Interlinkages between Biodiversity and Human Health

The Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD)  in collaboration with WHO and other partners are in the process of finalizing a State of Knowledge Review on Biodiversity and Health Inter-linkages. The draft chapters of the State of Knowledge review have been posted on the CBD website for peer review. They can be accessed at  and […]

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 […]