Global photo contest on agricultural biodiversity

Diversity for Life is pleased to announce the launch of a global photo contest on agricultural biodiversity. Photographers may enter in either the professional or amateur category. The winning entries will be displayed at a prestigious exhibition in Rome during the Festival of Biodiversity in May 2010. Deadline for submission is 16 April 2010. Please […]

Berlin Conference 2010: "Social dimensions of environmental change and governance"

The Environmental Policy Research Centre , Freie Universität Berlin  in co-operation with the German Development Institute  invite you to submit papers for this year’s ‘Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change’. This year’s discussions will address the theme ‘Social dimensions of environmental change and governance’. The conference will be held in Berlin […]

New Publications -Training manuals.

Training manual on agricultural water management Traditional knowledge and local institutions support adaptation to water-Induced hazards in Chitral, Pakistan (2009)  Good Practices for Community Resilience, Practical Action Bangladesh (2009)

Call for 2010 AWARD Fellowships.

The 2010 AWARD Fellowships wants to fast track the careers of African women scientists in the NARS, higher education research and education institutions, the NGO community and private sector institutions who are in professions that serve agricultural research and development, especially for pro-poor innovation. African women working in agricultural research and development from Ethiopia, Ghana, […]

Recognising and enhancing local innovation in managing agricultural biodiversity

by Fetien Abay, Edson Gandarillas, Pratap Shrestha, Ann Waters-Bayer & Mariana Wongtschowski An interesting article  from PROLINNOVA on the  current innovativeness of local people: not how their ancestors developed local varieties and breeds, but rather the current dynamics of indigenous knowledge (IK): how farmers, on their own initiative, develop new ways of using and managing […]

A call for nominations for Guardians of Diversity in the Mediterranean

A call for nominations for Guardians of Diversity in the Mediterranean. Help us identify and celebrate people who are making a difference  The Diversity for Life campaign wants to celebrate the unsung contributions of individual farmers, scientists and others to conserving the diversity of plants and animals in the Mediterranean. In partnership with COPEAM (the Permanent […]