Diverseeds Documentary Film out NOW

In agriculture, the widespread adoption of a few improved varieties has narrowed the genetic base of important food crops and led to the disappearance of hundreds of landraces. Conserving and using plant genetic diversity is vital in meeting the world’s future development needs in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. This documentary made by the Organisation for […]

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) partners with Global Environment Facility, (GEF) on the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity

The Global Environment Facility, (GEF) the largest multilateral donor protecting global biodiversity and a pioneer in supporting innovative tools and mechanisms to ensure sustainable conservation, will join forces with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to spur binding action by decision-makers to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity, stop species loss, and maintain vital ecosystem goods […]

International Workshop on Statistical and Spatial Analysis of Diversity Data: Towards a Better Understanding and Use of Underutilized Plant and Tree Genetic Resources’. Bamako, Mali

The objective of the Workshop is to strengthen the capacity of young scientists to use statistical, GIS and modeling techniques for analysis of diversity data on underutilized plants and tree genetic resources. The knowledge to analyse plant morphological/molecular diversity, distribution and relationships with the environment will be provided by using modern state-of-the-art tools. Practical exercises […]

1st International IFOAM Conference on Animal and Plant Breeding – "Breeding Diversity" USA Sante Fe, New Mexico,

This conference provides for the opportunity to revive traditional knowledge from the global North and South and connect it with the current international organic research. Through the fusion of traditional breeding knowledge and newly developed organic breeding methods, there is a great opportunity of intercultural learning and also valuing knowledge which was kept through generations […]

AfricaAdapt launches new fund for innovative knowledge sharing

Africa’s poor and vulnerable communities rarely have the opportunity to share their valuable experience and learn from others in broader or more formal exchanges of knowledge on climate change adaptation. AfricaAdapt is launching its new Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund promoting new ways of sharing knowledge that can help address this problem. The Knowledge Sharing Innovation […]

Consultative workshop on natural products sector of Eastern Africa

ICRAF facilitated a consultative workshop 18-19 May 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya, drawing together producers, practitioners, researchers, government agencies, donors and other stakeholders of the natural products sector of Eastern Africa. The establishment of the Botanical products and marketing platform for Africa was announced, a regional forum and global community of practice for networking and technical […]