Science Forum 2009, Wageningen, The Netherlands

GFAR and its partners will be organizing a poster competition as part of the Science Forum 2009 Wageningen, The Netherlands on 16-17 June 2009 Theme: ICTs – Enabling Agricultural Science to be a Social Endeavor Visit:…

Sustaining Local Food Systems, Agricultural Biodiversity and Livelihoods

- a project of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) The decentralised management of agricultural biodiversity by farmers and their communities is increasingly seen as a prerequisite for sustaining food systems, livelihoods and environments. ( The term “farmers” is used here to include people who grow crops and harvest tree products as well […]

World Seed Conference – Rome, Italy

A conference to raise awareness of the importance of new plant varieties and high quality seed in a  changing world faced with  many challenges for agriculture and will assist governments on how they can develop an enabling environment to encourage plant breeding and the production and distribution of high quality seed. Registration will open from March […]

Global food crisis will deepen without action to support small farmers, warns Fairtrade Foundation

Efforts to tackle the global food crisis will fail without urgent action to support small farmers in developing countries, says the Fairtrade Foundation in a new report launched today, The Global Food Crisis and Fairtrade: Small farmers, big solutions? Read more:

Governing Agrobiodiversity: Plant Genetics and Developing Countries

A book by Regine Andersen. Aldershot: Ashgate (2008), pp. 419,  ISBN 978-0-7546-4177-3 Systematic analyses aimed at illuminating our understanding of the combined impact of the international regimes that pertain fully or partially to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) on the management of PGRFA at the national level have not been attempted in […]

Fourth IABIN Pollinators Thematic Network (PTN) Request for Proposals (RfP)

Aim: To digitize data on Pollinators and the Plants they Pollinate Proposal Submission Deadline: March 9, 2009 This Request for Proposals (RfP) seeks proposals from institutions with information and data about pollinating species (e.g. bees, hummingbirds, bats, and moths).  Proposals that are accepted will be awarded seed grants for making data available through the Inter-American Biodiversity […]