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Biodiversity for Sustainable Development - Pyeongchang, Korea 2014

Framing Biodiversity and Health in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

In the context of the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), taking place this week and next in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR), represented by Dr Pablo Eyzaguirre, participated this Thursday 8 October into a side-event on “Framing Biodiversity […]

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Strengthening Support for Smallholder Farmer-led Seed systems

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A multitude of institutions from a range of African countries met up to find synergies and ways to strengthen support for small farmer-led seed systems. The overarching aim of the seminar was to explore the interface between informal and formal systems of seed management, knowledge, research and innovation, from local systems at grassroots level to the more formalised systems that exist in universities, research institutions and the private sector.

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, 18 -19 September 2014, Rome

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FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The event brings together international experts in the field of Agroecology and within the new FAO Strategic Framework […]

Book Announcement and Call for Papers: Shifting cultivation in the Asia-Pacific region

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Seven years ago, a landmark publication titled “Voices from the Forest: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Sustainable Upland Farming” (RFF Press, 2007) was published that put indigenous strategies for fallow management firmly on the scientific agenda. You are being invited to make paper contributions to two new books on shifting cultivation in the Asia- Pacific region: […]

Call For Papers for Agroecolog​y, small scale farming and regional developmen​t

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Future of Food: Journal for Food, Agriculture and Society  would like to call research papers, book reviews, alternative views and reports for the Vol. 2 , Nr.  2 of the FOFJ journal on the theme of “Agroecology, small scale farming and regional development”. The Climate change impact on Agroecology and small scale farming could alter […]

11th Training Course on Next Generation Sequencing Technologies for Crop Improvement at ICRISAT (India)

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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout

Himalayan foods: healthy and nutritious crop varieties

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Brief description of eight underutilized crops in rural Nepal that have become the focus of efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle and marketplace for farmers and locals in Nepal.