From the PAR network


Assessing the effects of land-use change on agrobiodiversity in Pgaz K’ Nyau, Thailand

The community-based conservation leadership of Karen communities in Northern Thailand has convinced governments and researchers to revisit rotational agriculture and correct some of the negative assumptions that have deemed this practice to be destructive. PAR worked with local partners and researchers in Pgaz K’ Nyau in the province of Chiang Mai, to assess agrobiodiversity, and farmers’ perceptions of ecosystem services and […]

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New Book on Pollination Services to Agriculture


Title: Pollination Services to Agriculture – Sustaining and enhancing a key ecosystem service Edited by Barbara Gemmill-Herren Co-published with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations “This publication illustrates some of the impressive amount of work that has been carried out focusing on pollinators and pollination in recent years… I would like […]

Join and be part of the GCARD3 Online Africa Regional Consultation 28th and 29th April 2016

IT STARTS TODAY! Early in April 2016, GFAR, CGIAR and ARC of South Africa co-organized a landmark GCARD3 Global Event that brought together over 500 participants from 83 countries and across 15 different recognized sectors to dialogue on key national, regional and global AR&D issues and to develop collective actions that shape the future of […]

Research in Development (RinD) Learning Site

RinD Team, Photograph taken during the AAS RinD Meeting held in Mongu, Zambia, 2015

The Research in Development (RinD) Learning Site explains the essentials of the Research in Development (RinD) approach. It was originally developed under the CGIAR Aquatic Agricultural System Program (CRP AAS). The approach can be applied to agricultural research programs working in complex systems that seek to improve the effectiveness of agricultural development to reduce poverty […]

Assessing the effects of land-use change on agrobiodiversity


“Supporting Agrobiodiversity Maintenance and Use in the Context of
 Land Management Decisions” is a PAR research project in eight biocultural landscapes around the world. The objectives of the project are to: 1. investigate the relation between land use changes and the maintenance and use of agrobiodiversity 2. develop a framework that could support the inclusion […]

Live streaming now! Land and Poverty Conference 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance


What: Land and Poverty Conference 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance When: March 14-18 2016 Where: Washington, DC and Live streaming through the Web The next session  of the Land and Poverty Conference 2016 started at 8.30 (Washington DC time) on the themes “Community Land Rights and Forests in Latin America: Lessons Learned” and “Role […]

Call for papers: 18th Annual BIOECON Conference


What: The 18th Annual Biodiversity and Economics for Conservation (BIOECON) Conference “Instruments and Incentive Mechanisms for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Provision” When: 14-16 September 2016 Where: Kings College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. BIOECON-18 will be hosted by the London School of Economics (LSE), the Graduate Institute-Geneva (IHEID) and Cambridge University Department of Land Economy (UCAM), […]