Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships

Each year the EUROPARC Federation, in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation (D), awards three Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships, each worth 3000€, to promising young conservationists. The application period for the 2010 scholarships has already begun. The aim of the Scholarships is to enhance international cooperation and to advance the quality, innovation and European […]

Hunger Politics: Overcoming Barriers to a Well-fed World

Worldwatch Releases Issues Paper for State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet The paper, “Agricultural Innovation for Food Security and Poverty Reduction in the 21st Century: Issues for Africa and the World,” is a guidance document for the forthcoming 2011 edition of Worldwatch’s flagship report, State of the World. Authored by project […]

Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity – CBD COP 10

 Nagoya, Japan   The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) will be held in Nagoya, Japan from the 18 till the 29 of October 2010. The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity is expected to assess achievement […]

European Congress on Conservation Agriculture 2010 Madrid, Spain

After the initial years when only a few farmers knew the concept of Conservation Agriculture and research groups began to study its environmental benefits, we are now at a stage in which the techniques are already known in the agricultural sector and new lines of research are being developed, focused on the study and resolution […]

Documentary film "Diverseeds" wins a prize.

The film by  Markus Schmidt and Camillo Meinhart has won a prize in the Vedere la Scienza Festival “The diversity of plant genetic resources is regularly used by humans for food and produce items that are in common use for everyone,” says N. Maxted, University of Birmingham. Yet agriculture is becoming more widespread adoption of […]

Extended deadline submission : Mycorrhizal Congress, MYCOMED Marrakech, October 11-13, 2010

The deadline for abstract submission and regisration to the international congress : “Mycorrhizal Symbiosis: Ecosystems & Environment on Mediterranean area” (MYCOMED) has been extended to April, 31st 2010.  For more details, please consult the congress web site : www.ucam.ac.ma/mycomed