Revealing the Appeal and Potential of Agricultural Biodiversity for Africa: Status, Trends and Outlook for Future” Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Call for expressions of interest is now open. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in partnership with its four sub-Regional Organizations (CORAF/WECARD, ASARECA, SADC-FANR, NASRO), and Bioversity International will be organizing a conference on agricultural biodiversity in Africa, back-to-back with the Africa Science Week and FARA General Assembly to be held in Ouagadougou, […]

Ecoagriculture Partners' Side event at 2nd World Agroforestry Congress in Nairobi, Kenya

Ecoagriculture Partners is pleased to announce its policy focused side event, “Ecoagriculture Landscapes: Mobilizing Action Together” on Thursday, 27 August 2009 at the 2nd World Agroforestry Congress in Nairobi, Kenya.  Ecoagriculture Partners is an international NGO working to promote development of ‘ecoagriculture landscapes’ that produce abundant food, rural livelihoods and ecosystem services. We partner with […]

Research collaboration crucial to meet food demands

Improving agricultural research in the developing world and alerting farmers to the findings is crucial to meeting the world’s food demands, says Adel El-Beltagy, chair of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research. Agricultural researchers and laboratories have historically played a key role in successful campaigns to end hunger, but this has declined since the success […]

New brochure: Learning Agrobiodiversity in Universities

Bioversity International has published a brochure titled:  “Learning Agrobiodiversity: the importance of agricultural biodiversity and the role of universities” Agrobiodiversity is an important area of science and policy, yet it rarely features in university curricula. This brief discusses the need to build human and institutional capacity in the subject. Download the brochure (pdf)

Living with Environmental Change-Insect Pollinators Initiative

Call for expressions of interest Insects contribute substantially to the pollination of a wide variety of cultivated and wild plants, and play important roles in both crop production and the maintenance of natural ecosystems. However, there is evidence that populations of managed and wild insect pollinators are currently declining on a global scale , in […]