2nd National Conference on Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization (NAC2)

The Institute of Agricultural Research and Development Malaysia (MARDI) will be organizing ‘ “2nd National Conference on Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization (NAC 2), themed” Agrobiodiversity for sustainable economic development “on 11-13 May 2010 at the Promenade Hotel, Tawau, Sabah. The objectives of the meeting are : • To capture and translate information, knowledge and […]

Call for proposals 2010

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, in partnership with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), the European Commission (EC), the Government of Luxembourg, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAE) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), […]

World Water Day 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World’

The international observance of World Water Day, this year on March 22, is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.  This year’s theme — ‘Clean Water for a Healthy World’ — reflects the fact that population and industrial growth are adding new sources […]

Agricultural research needs a global rethink

“The world’s agricultural scientists have done life-saving work in university laboratories, global research centres and government agencies“,  says Dr Monty Jones Read the article Monty Jones, 2004 World Food Prize Laureate, is the incoming chair of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) and executive director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

Call For Papers.

Call for papers: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Conservation: Performance and Prospects An opportunity to publish in a themed issue of Environmental Conservation. Manuscript submission deadline: 31st October 2010, Publication of themed issue: around June 2011 (to be confirmed).  For further details, see the attached PDF file.  Call for papers: Biodiversity and Poverty Alleviation An opportunity […]

Better targeted agricultural spending could enhance biodiversity protection

Continuous change in agricultural land use directly affects Europe’s biodiversity. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) finds that Common Agricultural Policy payments could be used more effectively to support High Nature Value farmland and help halt biodiversity loss ….Read More.