The Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR) aims to enhance the sustainable management and use of agrobiodiversity by improving knowledge of all its different aspects. PAR seeks to promote research and new research partnerships and to synthesize, mobilize and share research findings on the use and management of agrobiodiversity. Its Secretariat is provided and hosted by Bioversity International
The first Stakeholder Meeting, which took place in Rome, Italy in May 2006, identified agrobiodiversity and climate change as one of the priority areas the Platform should be working on.
With support from Bioversity International and the Christensen Fund the Platform was able to start its new project on Agrobiodiversity and Climate Change in April 2008: “The use of Agrobiodiversity to manage Climate Change: Charting experiences from rural communities and indigenous peoples”.
Learn more about the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research.