3rd Governing Body Meeting of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The 3rd Governing Body Meeting of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held in Tunis . The Treaty, which seeks to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from their use, has now […]

Descriptors for Farmer’s knowledge of plants

The list of Descriptors for Farmer’s knowledge of plants, is a first attempt to combine a documentation system traditionally used in controlled environments (genebanks, breeding institutes) with an approach that involves people and their knowledge ‘in the field’. We hope that this list, which is the result of many years of review of fieldwork by […]

RECOFTC Training and Fellowship Opportunities

RECOFTC  is pleased to announce  these upcoming training events: Landscape Functions and People: Applying Strategic Planning Approaches for Good Natural Resource Governance RECOFTC, Bangkok, Thailand, 26 October to 6 November 2009 Registration deadline: 26 September 2009 NFP Scholarship application deadline: 1 June 2009 This course offers participants an opportunity to learn current practices for landscape-level planning […]

Abdou-Salam Oueadrogo Fellowship, 2009

Abdou-Salam Oueadrogo Fellowship Bioversity’s Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship offers support for research on conservation and use of forest genetic resources. It involves linking young African scientists with international research institutions in forestry and natural resources management. Deadline for application: 30 June 2009 Visit the website for more information:

A congratulatory message!

PAR and it Members wish to congratulate  Professor Mohammed Sadiki who has been nominated as the new Director General of  the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine (IAV) in Rabat, Morocco. Professor  Sadiki is a  member of the steering committee and strong supporter of the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research. He has, for a […]

Volume 9, no 2 of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development is out.

Nutrition has come of age? What is Nutrition? According to Wikipedia “Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with good nutrition” says Hon Prof.Ruth Oniang’o, PhD (Editor-in-Chief) Many […]