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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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The use of agrobiodiversity for plant improvement and the intellectual property paradigm: institutional fit and legal tools for mass selection, conventional and molecular plant breeding

A new publication from College Thomas More, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: The use of agrobiodiversity for plant improvement and the intellectual property paradigm: institutional fit and legal tools for mass selection, conventional and molecular plant breeding.

Trees on farms: an update and reanalysis of agroforestry’s global extent and socio-ecological characteristics

New publication from the World Agroforestry Centre: Trees on farms – an update and reanalysis of agroforestry’s global extent and socio-ecological characteristics.

Governance for Justice & Environmental Sustainability

This book is concerned with enhancing the understanding of governance in relation to social justice and environmental sustainability across a range of natural resource sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A methodological approach to work with custodian farmers

Bioversity International and PROINPA (the Foundation for the Promotion and Research of Andean Products) have recently published the results of a case study they undertook in a remote village on Lake Titicaca. The study explores a methodological approach to leverage the work of custodian farmers, champions of crop diversity maintenance and promotion, to strengthen on-farm conservation.

Custodian farmers

Proceedings of the workshop on custodian farmers of agricultural biodiversity, 11-12 February 2013, New Delhi, India

Agrobiodiversity off-site session at the Resilience 2014 conference

Positioning agricultural biodiversity in the resilience and development debate. A workshop report from the Agrobiodiversity off-site session at Resilience 2014: the third International Science and Policy Conference on the resilience of social and ecological systems, in Montpellier, France.