Position: PhD Candidate
Working at: McGill University
Work Address: 845 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2T5
Fields of Expertise: Botany, Farming systems, Genetics and evolution, Pest and disease management, Plant Genetic Resources
Position: PhD Candidate
Working at: McGill University
Work Address: 845 Sherbrooke St. W. Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2T5
Position: Assistant Professor
Working at: Navsari agricultural University, Gujarat
Work Address: Department of Natural Resource Management, Navsari agricultural University, Navsari – 396450 Gujarat
Phone: +91 9409369154
Personal Website: www.nau.in
Position: Assistant Professor
Working at: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences
Work Address: Kamycka 129, Prague 6-Suchdol, 16521
Personal Website: http://home.czu.cz/en/polesny/
Research Activities: My research aims to identifying novel crops (underutilized species with promising economic value) their conservation and domestication to contribute to food security, nutrition and health of the smallholder farming communities in the tropics.
We conduct ethnoecological studies of smallholder’s farming systems with the aim to determine cultivated and wild plant diversity and traditional practices related to production and use of plant resources in tropical agroecosystems using qualitative and quantitative ethnobotanical approaches including studies of agrobiodiversity in homegardens and allotments, documentation of traditional knowledge of local peasants, indigenous groups and migrant communities, use and management of neglected and underutilized crops, potential use of wild plants for food and industry, and folk taxonomy studies.
Work Address: Av Jose Ma Vargas Res Teresita Apto 4A
Personal Website: http://isycambio.com.ve/
Research Activities: Agroecology and social movement, currently co-coodinator of isycmabio project: a climate change, food food sovereignty and agroecology research in venezuela
Position: Senior Lecturer
Working at: School of International Development, UEA
Work Address: School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ
Personal Website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/international-development/People/Academic/mcguire
Research Activities: I focus on the interface between local genetic resource managers and formal research institutions, particularly around crop breeding and seed supply. Key areas here include studying farmer knowledge and practice in plant genetic resource management, the social norms and local institutions that shape access, and how policy narratives and institutions affect reforms in R&D. This has been applied to development interventions such as participatory plant breeding (PPB) and humanitarian actions, e.g. emergency seed relief.
Recent work includes
Position: Senior Scientist/Global Project Coordinator
Working at: Bioversity International
Work Address: Via dei Tre Denari, 472, 00057 Fiumicino, Rome
Phone: +39 0661181
Personal Website: www.b4fn.org
Research Activities: International experience in most regions of the world working with NARES and farmer groups in the fields of ex situ and in situ conservation including on farm conservation and the management of crop wild relatives. Considerable experience in conservation and utilization including participatory plant breeding, diversity for marketing and promoting improved dietary diversity through enhanced use of wild and cultivated biodiversity.
Personal Website: NA
Work Address: 2211, Tahrir street, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: Mobile: +202 (0)122191418
Position: Senior Lecturer
Work Address: UNISA, Department of Science & Technology Education, PO box 3923, UNISA 0003
Personal Website: See Dr. Soul Shava’s profile on UNISA web site
Research Activities: Traditional Agrobiodioversity use and conservation in southern Africa. Dr Soul Shava is an environment and sustainability education specialist. He holds a PhD in Environmental Education from Rhodes University, South Africa. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Education in the Department of Science and Technology Education at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Dr Shava has research interests in Indigenous Knowledges, particularly their representation in knowledge generation processes at the interface of modern institutions and local communities and their application in community development contexts and environmental education processes in southern Africa; community based natural resources management (CBNRM), socio-ecological resilience; climate change; green economy; intangible cultural heritage; sustainable agriculture, traditional agribiodiversity conservation; and the use of traditional crops and indigenous food plants by local communities to achieve food security and resilience to climate change impacts.Country: South Africa
Position: Post-Doc Researcher
Working at: Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos (CIBIO)
(Research Center for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources)
Work Address: Rua do Campo Alegre, s/N Edifício FC4, Biologia, gabinete 1A 4169-007 Porto
Phone: +351 96 6532369
Personal Website: Click here for Ângela Lomba’s profile at CIBIO
Position: PhD student
Working at: Columbia University
Work Address: 1200 Amsterdam Ave., Schermerhorn Ext., 10th Fl.
Personal Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~saw2177
Research Activities: I’m interested in how functional diversity drives the provisioning of ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes in Africa. I’m particularly interested in the role that aboveground and belowground interactions play in determining the strength of the relationship between diversity and services. I’m keen on understanding this relationship at spatial scales that are relevant to farmers’ land use decisions as well as the importance of threshold effects associated with land use change on these services. I am conducting my research through the Millennium Villages Project sites in Kenya, Tanzania, and Mali.
Work Address: YPARD
Phone: +98 9181612790
Personal Website: www.green-iran.blogspot.com
Research Activities: The results of my research activities are two published books in Iran and Germany, more than 50 papers published in scientific journals and presented in international and national conferences and an innovation related to enriched vermicompost.
Work Address: Walter-Flex-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 228 73 4916
Personal Website: hartfeuer.net
Research Activities: My research focuses on how developing countries with predominantly pre-modern agricultural sectors explore divergent food economies in light of domestic conditions and increasingly divided international debates about agricultural development. Specifically, this research addresses the emerging social acceptance and market embeddedness of ecological and heritage products.
Primary area of focus: mainland South-east Asia, specifically Cambodia.
Work Address: UR GREEN, TA C 47/F, 34398 Montpellier cedex 5, France
Personal Website: imas.agropolis.fr
Research Activities: Scientist focusing his research on the study of agricultural biodiversity, (genetic resources among cultivated plants in traditional society) and individual strategies which contribute to the collective conservation of biodiversity. Development of a monitoring and evaluation system for economic and environmental impact in the context of diverse agroecosystems and prospective modelling. Using modelisation (GIS, Role Playing Game and Multi-agents Systems) to increase the confrontation of many points of views and develop new forms of gestion, collective action and coordination of actors to conserve genetic resources in agriculture.
Key words research: Genetic resources exchanges, norms and regulations, Individual and collective strategies, Participatory research, Seed system modelling, Farming system characterization, Biodiversity valorization.Country: France
Position: Professor in Agronomy and Field Crops
Work Address: Institute of Life Sciences, Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
Research Activities: – Alternative (low-input and organic) cropping systems: effects on crop production, soil fertility, gross margin, energy efficiency, environmental impact.
- Optimization of cropping systems through an agro-ecological approach (genetic, specific and habitat diversity).
- Organic farming: integrated management of nutrient and weeds (via green manure crops). Non-chemical weed management (preventive, cultural and direct – mechanical and thermal – weed control). Identification of wheat cultivars with higher competitive ability against weeds.
- Interdisciplinary studies on functional biodiversity in agro-ecosystems: functional values of wild vegetation, interactions between wild vegetation, insect populations (pests and beneficials) and agro-ecosystem structure (planned biodiversity, field margin complex) in integrated and organic farming across different spatial and temporal scales. Interactions between crop, wild vegetation and mycorrhizae.
- Development of indicators of sustainability for agro-ecosystems assessment in organic farming.
- Weed ecology: comparison of weed vegetation (population and community) dynamics in conventional, low-input and organic cropping systems and in different crop management systems (soil tillage, N fertilization, cover crops).
Position: Program Leader, Agrobiodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Work Address: Parc Scientifique Agropolis II, 34397 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Research Activities: I conduct research on how biodiversity can be conserved in agricultural landscapes and what the functional contribution of that conserved biodiversity is to the provision of ecosystem services, both on-farm, and common pool resources.
My work spans the theoretical relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the applied, working mostly with agricultural landscapes of Mesoamerica and Africa.
I am also interested in the relationship between agrobiodiversity and human nutrition.Country: France
Work Address: P.O.Box 5466, ICARDA, Aleppo
Phone: +963 21 2213433
Research Activities: Cereal breeder at INRA-Morocco from 1980-1999 and genetic resources specialist (1999-todate). Areas of research, breeding, pre-breeding, on-farm/in situ conservation of genetic resources, ex situ conservation. I am involved in technical backstopping and training of NARS on all the aspects above.Country: Syria
Work Address: Neipu, Pingtung
Research Activities: Exploitation of new tropical fruit cropsCountry: Taiwan
Position: Professor of Plant Chemistry
Work Address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3 AB
Research Activities: Professor of Plant Chemistry. Over twenty years experience isolating, identifying and elucidating structures of plant chemicals and determining their biological activities. Particular interests in plant biopesticides in resource-poor farming in Africa, resistance mechanisms to insects and diseases in crops (e.g., sweetpotato, groundnuts, chickpea, rice) and the chemistry pf pollination ecology. Current funding sources include BBSRC, Science Foundation of Ireland, European Union (ACP S&T) and McKnight Foundation. Extensive field experience in South Asia and AfricaCountry: United Kingdom
Position: Curator, Head of Fruit Tree Genetic Resources
Work Address: Dept. of Life Sciences, Breeding & Biodiversity Unit, E. Marchal Building, rue de Liroux, 4 – 5030 GEMBLOUX
Phone: 0032 81 620 310
Research Activities: Conservation, characterization, evaluation of a 3000 accessions fruit tree collection. Manager of research & development projects; manager of data bases; breeder of apple and pear cvs for resistance and/or low susceptibility to diseases, quality and hardiness. Many studies to promote the dynamic use of our local genetic resources; work done on public awareness.Country: Belgium
Work Address: Elizalde 114 y Malecon, Guayaquil
Phone: 5938 5166660
Research Activities: Genetic Diversity of Sugarcane, Breeding Sugarcane, Project Management, Molecular Markers Application, Andean agrobiodiversity knowledge, Genebank managementCountry: Ecuador
Position: Reader in Agricultural Ecology
Work Address: John F Niven Building, SAC, Auchincruive, Ayr KA6 5HW
Phone: +44 (0)1292 525 299
Personal Website: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/davy-mccracken/14/461/98a
Research Activities: Dr Davy McCracken is a Reader in Agricultural Ecology and Team Leader of the Resource Economics and Biodiversity team at SAC. Davy’s research focuses on the relationships between European farming systems and wildlife ecology.
Davy joined SAC in 1995 and since then he has managed a variety of projects looking at the relationships between farm management practices, vegetation composition and structure and invertebrates of importance in the diet of farmland birds.
Davy works closely with the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism (EFNCP), helping them to plan, organise and publish the outputs from various seminars and conferences held across Europe. Through his links with EFNCP, Davy has been involved in the development of the High Nature Value (HNV) farming systems concept and highlighting the impacts of policy on HNV systems has been the focus of much of his work at European level.Country: United Kingdom
Work Address: HC-5 Box 10322 , Corozal P.R. 00783-9713
Research Activities: Evaluation and field management of starchy crops (banana, plantain, yam, tanier, sweet potato and cassava)Country: Puerto Rico
Position: Ag Policy Professor
Work Address: Shambat Street, Khartoum North, Box 30
Research Activities: Agricultural modeling in the areas of food security, poverty and international trade.Country: Sudan
Position: Environmental Researcher & Head of Agricultural Biodiversity Work Programme
Working at: Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Work Address: 30 Misr Helwan El Zyrae Rd., P.O11728, El Maadi – Cairo
Research Activities: I have been working for the past 6 years on devising and applying monitoring programmes for wild medicinal plants and crops wild relatives; monitoring of research of agro-biodiversity status and agro-ecosystem services, assessing and monitoring the status and changes of agricultural environments and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the agricultural activities at the biodiversity and nature resources status. I have been also experience on in-situ conservation of wild flora.
I participated in many national and research projects in my country related to Rural Development, Conservation and Sustainable Use of wild Medicinal Plants, restoration of Mangrove tropical forests.Country: Egypt
Position: Assistant Professor
Work Address: Via Santa Cecilia 3
Research Activities: My main research areas involve management of agrobiodiversity and farm management for development of sustainable cropping systems. I mainly work on arable cropping systems but I have done some work on olive groves and vegetable systems as well. Main agroecosystem services provided by agrobiodiversity in these systems are weed control, pest control and soil fertility.Country: Italy
Work Address: Bldv. Marasti, No 59, sector 1, cod 011464
Phone: +40 21 318-0466
Research Activities: I am an Agricultural Engineer, MSc in Organic Agriculture, and PhD in “Agricultural Sciences” (Yield quality of cereals and pseudocereals). I am affiliated with the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, in the Department of Crops Sciences. My research interests include: alternative (underutilized) crops (cereals and pseudocereals, grain legumes and oil crops) as sources of biodiversity in Romania, issues of Organic Farming, Food Quality, Certification of Organic Products. My PhD theses has theme: “Research regarding the chemical composition and yield quality at cereals and pseudocereals, under influence of natural and technological factors”.Country: Romania
Work Address: Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121 Perugia
Phone: +39 075 5856218
Research Activities: Landrace and crop wild relative conservation (in situ and ex situ systems, monitoring, collection & characterization of germplasm, techniques of germplasm conservation, evaluation of genetic diversity); Population genetics; Ethic topics in biodiversity conservation; and Breeding systems, pulses, neglected crops, forages.Country: Italy
Work Address: UPR HortSys TA B-103/PS4 (Bur. 111) Boulevard de la Lironde 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5
Phone: 33 4 67 61 75 02
Research Activities: Tropical cropping systems, Cotton vegetables under tropics, Organic agriculture in tropics, Multi-functionnal agroforestry under tropicsCountry: France
Work Address: Industrial technology Institute, 363, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7
Research Activities: Biodiversity of medicinal plants, agronomy and post harvest aspects on medicinal plants, plant tissue culture, plant systematics, bioactivity and phytochemicals of medicinal plants.
Work Address: C-10 Natya Chitra CHS ( kalagram ) Bhusari Colony , Kothrud, Pune
Phone: +91 20 25286952 0r 65235281
Personal Website: www.aerfindia.org
Research Activities: A Ph. D. in ethnobotany from University of Pune , India . Working for conservation of forests and agro biodiversity in western ghats global biodiversity hot spot since 1994.Worked in the north east India in Nagaland and Arunachal pradesh with indigenous communities for documentation of IK and its effective use in natural resource management. (more…)
Position: Senior Consultant
Work Address: Fram Centre, Tromso
Phone: +33 475768014
Personal Website: Www.aquaculture.asia
Research Activities: Aquaculture impacts on the environment. Climate change impacts on aquaculture
Position: Senior advisor
Work Address: Kastanjelaan 5, Leusden
Personal Website: www.prolinnova.net
Research Activities: Action research in identifying and supporting farmer-led multistakeholder innovation processes in agriculture and natural resource management.
Position: Plant Breeder/Regional Director
Work Address: Madira Farms, P.O. Box 10, Duluti/Arusha
Phone: +255 272553093
Research Activities: Vegetable breeding and seed systems
Good vegetable production practices
Linking farmers to produce and seed markets
Position: Professor and Extension Specialist
Work Address: One Shields Ave, Davis California
Phone: +1 5307549116
Personal Website: http://groups.ucanr.org/jacksonlab/
Research Activities: Louise Jackson is an ecologist whose expertise is mainly in plant-soil-ecosystem functions, and measuring the role of agrobiodiversity in intensively managed agricultural systems. She is also involved in research that demonstrates mitigation/adaptation tradeoffs for agricultural responses to climate change. Her research spans gene to landscape levels, and increasingly involves science-policy interfaces.
Position: Principal Researcher and Team leader
Work Address: 80-86 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH
Position: PhD Student
Work Address: Stewart Biology Building 1205 Docteur Penfield Montreal, Quebec Canada H3A 1B1
Phone: +1 5143986726
Personal Website: http://biology.mcgill.ca/grad/ignacia/index.html
Research Activities: Since 2007, at the 13th Conference of the Parties in 2007, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, known as REDD+, has become a strategic issue in the climate change and development agendas for the period post 2012. REDD+ has the potential to affect forest dwellers lives in various ways that could include both benefits, by providing environmental services incomes, as well as threats, by restricting access and extraction right to forest dwellers and indigenous peoples to their natural endowment. (more…)
Position: Director, Policy
Work Address: 56 Sparks Street, Ottawa
Research Activities: International policy work, research and communications on ecological agriculture, biodiversity, ecosystem resilience, genetic resources, on-farm conservation and community seed banks, food sovereignty and farmer knowlede systems.
Position: advisor on genetic resources and food security
Work Address: 676 W. Pullman Rd. #303, Moscow, Idaho 83843
Research Activities: David Williams es un etnobotánico especializado en el origen, domesticación, diversificación y diseminación de las plantas cultivadas, y el papel preponderante de los agricultores tradicionales en dichos procesos, con enfoque en los cultivos nativos a las Américas. El Dr. Williams ha hecho extensivas investigaciones de campo en México, Guatemala, Guyana, Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, Brasil, Paraguay y Argentina, y ha sido activo en promover la colaboración internacional y regional en la conservación y uso de los recursos fitogenéticos.
Position: Senior Landscape Ecologist / Independent Consultant
Research Activities: Integrated landscape conservation and ecosystem management in the Hindu Kush – HImalaya region. Climate change impacts on ecosystems, including agricultural and pastoral systems, carbon sequestration and community based REDD.
Applied geospatial analysis and modeling.
Work Address: Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi 110021
Personal Website: http://people.du.ac.in/~ksrao
Research Activities: Working on the ecosystem rehabilitation
Position: Executive Secretary
Work Address: c/o FAO-AGPM, via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome
Phone: +39 0657053139
Personal Website: www.globalhort.org
Research Activities: GlobalHort is a facilitating organization for the promotion of horticultural science for development, health and prosperity. Its activities cover:
1. Advocacy and promotion at international and regional levels 2. Networking the various communities of the horticulture value chain 3. Supporting capacity building and knowledge management 4. Strengthening research for development in all innovation processes
Position: Associate Professor
Work Address: Fosswinckelsgate 6, 5007 Bergen
Phone: +47 92091943
Personal Website: http://www.uib.no/persons/Peter.Andersen
Research Activities: Involved in the EU framework 6 programme FOSRIN – Food Security through Ricebean research in India and Nepal, with special interest in human nutrition. In general working on farming system/food system issues in developing countries.
Position: Research scientist
Work Address: UMR 5175 – CEFE 1919 route de Mende 34293 Montpellier Cedex5
Personal Website: English and French
Research Activities: My research concerns two subjects: the interactions between societies and their environment, and the local management of agrobiodiversity. I am analysing how both components of the concept of Biodiversity – the cultural and biological diversity – interact, and how they modify the adaptation potential of societies that have to deal with quicker and more global changes. In my past research, I hypothesised that the social organisation found in a village could inform the biological structuration of plants (from landscape to gene level).
Position: Regional Director East and Southeast Asia
Work Address: P.O. Box 1010 (Kasetsart), Bangkok 10903
Phone: +66 29428686
Research Activities: Production, marketing and consumption of vegetables in urban and periurban areas; urban environmental management; ecological sanitation; community-based food production; asset-based community development
Work Address: 88 Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealong, London W5 4HA
Phone: +44 2089933426
Research Activities: Principles of ecological sustainability in agricultural land use; Sustainable prodution systems and sustainable production intensification; linking productivity with ecosystem services; Conservation Agriculture; System of Rice Intensification; Food security and climate change; the role of agrobiodiversity in sustainability; integrated crop-livestock systems; policy and institutional support for land stewardship and ecosystem services; water and irrigation science.
Work Address: Johannes-Acker-Straße 6, 35041 Marburg, Germany
Phone: +49 6420822870
Research Activities: Conservation and sustainable management of Agrobiodiversity (e.g. in-situ conservation, value chain development, provision of agric. seeds and plant breeding)
Work Address: 911, Avenue Agropolis , BP 64501 F-34394 Montpellier
Research Activities: My research focus lies in the field of plant evolutionary genetics. I am interested in the role of evolutionary processes in shaping the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and their wild relatives. Crop diversity is the result of the interactions among humans, plants, and their environments. My research relies thus on a multidisciplinary approach including population genetics, anthropology and ecology.
I am currently working on the evolutionary history of an African cereal, fonio millet (Digitaria sp.). Fonio millet is an underutilized crop with high potential to increase food security and to generate incomes particularly in marginal lands.Country: France
Work Address: Dr. U.M Chandrashekara, Head, Kerala Forest Research Institute Sub Centre, Nilmabur, Chandakunnu P.O. 679342, Kerala State
Research Activities: Working on a) aboveground and belowground biodiversity in homeagarden agroforestry system. b)Management of trees in agroforestry system c) distribution and nutritional value of edible non-crop plants in agrorforestry systems
Work Address: Recta Cali-Palmira km17
Personal Website: http://dapa.ciat.cgiar.org
Research Activities: Dr. Andy Jarvis is the Leader of the Decision and Policy Analysis Program in the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and is a Theme Leader on the CGIAR Research Program for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, based in Cali, Colombia. Dr. Jarvis has 10 years experience of cutting edge scientific research in developing countries to support the goals of alleviating poverty and protecting essential ecosystem services of importance to humanity. (more…)
Position: In situ crop conservation specialist
Work Address: Bioversity International-Office for South Asia, NASC, DPS Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi, India
Phone: +91 2584900
Research Activities: Bhuwon Sthapit is currently working as a Project Coordinator of the Diversity for Livelihoods Programme at the International Plant Genetic Resource Institute. He joined IPGRI in August 1997 as a scientist for in-situ conservation, home gardens, tropical fruits and participatory approaches to crop improvement. He did his PhD in Plant Biology (Rice genetics in chilling tolerance) from the University of Wales, UK. Before joining IPGRI, he worked as plant breeder in Lumle Agricultural Research Centre, Nepal Agricultural Research Council and Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD). The most cited work of research so far on:participatory plant breeding, cold tolerance of rice, on-farm/in situ conservation, home gardens, seed systems to cope climate change, tropical fruits, community based biodiversity management, food based nutrition and soil fertility management.
Position: Agricultural Economist & Global Team Leader – Consumption
Work Address: P.O. Box 10, Duluti, Arusha
Phone: +255 272553093 / +255 272553102 Ext.14
Research Activities: Leads and coordinates socioeconomic research activities in sub-Saharan Africa and partly in Asia by: assessing opportunities and challenges in production systems, analyzing constraints in the value chain, and analyzing policy in interdisciplinary context. Also has experience in integrated economic-hydrologic optimization modeling of agricultural water use at both the watershed and farm levels. Current research and tasks and interests include: Performance monitoring and evaluation of projects, ex-ante and ex-post impact assessment studies on Horticultural value chains, Rural farming Systems and Livelihoods, Food Security, Poverty & analysis using numerical agricultural household modeling techniques.
Position: Director General
Work Address: 60 Yi-Min Liao, Shanhua, Tainan 74151
Phone: +886 65837801
Personal Website: www.avrdc.org
Research Activities: Historically the introduction of legumes into cereal monocropping and the positive implications of new farming systems. Presently, the role of vegetables, particularly indigenous, nutrient-dense types on overcoming malnutrition and reducing poverty in an era of climatic uncertainty.
Research Activities: Domestication of indigenous fruit, nut and medicinal trees for diversified agriculture (agroforestry and multifunctional agriculture)in the tropics.