• TEDGlobal: A global back up for agriculture

    July 23rd, 2009 | News

    With climate change, pests and disease, Cary Fowler told the audience at TEDGlobal that by saving seeds, humanity might end up saving itself. Read the full article at the guardian.co.uk Twitter Snapshot and post on TED Blog on Cary Fowler contribution. Learn about TED: TED Ideas worth spreading

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  • When Disaster Strikes: A Guide to Assessing Seed System Security

    When Disaster Strikes: A Guide to Assessing Seed System Security

    December 13th, 2008 | Publications

    Droughts, floods, locusts, civil war, tsunamis…. When disaster strikes, threatening lives and livelihoods, humanitarian agencies must respond swiftly and decisively. Making sure people have enough to eat is usually at the top of the list of emergency measures. But that task invariably raises the important issue of seed supplies. Will farmers in the stricken area […]

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  • Conserving, promoting and improving crop diversity to enhance food security in a changing climate

    Conserving, promoting and improving crop diversity to enhance food security in a changing climate

    October 17th, 2008 | Projects

    Background Traditionally Pacific Islanders have used different ways to ensure food security, such as gardening, fishing, hunting and selling products or labour to provide an income. However with the increase in urbanization and cheap, poor quality food imports, local food production has been negatively affected. Climate change will also affect food production and other factors, […]

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