ICIPE Call for Fellowships 2009

ICIPE considers capacity building of individual researchers and institutions in Africa an integral part of all its research and development activities. The ARPPIS programme offers 3-year doctoral research fellowships, aimed at preparing young scholars from Africa for regional leadership roles, as well as internationally competitive research careers, in arthropod-related sciences. Doctoral fellowship awards will be […]

Enhancing Development Impact from Research: The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD), Montpellier, France

Organized by GFAR, the GCARD is more than just a Conference – it’s a multi-year process of learning and continuous updating of the global agricultural research for development (AR4D) system. The  aim is to create new ways of working together to enhance the development value of research. The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) […]

ACIAR's Latest edition of Partners Magazine highlights the important link between natural resource management and food security

The June 2009 edition of Partners Magazine highlights the important link between natural resource management and food security. It focuses on ACIAR   supported initiatives and partnerships which are delivering sustainable approaches to agriculture, with examples of projects that demonstrate that environmental sustainability can also help smallholders increase their productivity. As ACIAR Commissioner John Williams outlines, […]

Famine Fears

 A stem rust blight threatens 80% of the world’s wheat harvest and is raising new fears of famine and exorbitant prices. The blight, named Ug99 after its discovery in Uganda in 1999, has overcome most of the stem rust resistance genes bred into modern wheat varieties during recent decades. North America’s wheat crops, with their […]

IUCN Handbook on Agrobiodiversity

The importance of biodiversity for livelihoods and agriculture is increasingly recognised worldwide. In Lao PDR, this is particularly apparent where the livelihoods of farmers are heavily dependent, not only on farming, but also on wildlife and non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Download the Agrobiodiversity Handbook English version (pdf)

Request for comments on the draft guide “Integrating protected areas within wider landscapes, seascapes and sectoral plans and strategies”

 The Convention on Biological Diversity is calling for peer review of the draft “Guide to integrating protected areas within wider landscapes, seascapes and sectoral plans and strategies” . The guide provides practical approaches, case studies, and examples of integrating protected areas into wider land and seascapes Download the notification (pdf) Deadline for contributions is the […]