Agricultural Risk and Food Security (ARFS), Beijing, China

Organized by Agricultural Information Institute of CAAS, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and UK Department for International Development (DFID). For three days in June, high level Chinese policymakers and international researchers will gather in Beijing to discuss and share lessons on ensuring food security in the face of economic and weather-related risks to farmers. […]

Africa: Agro-Biodiversity Key to Adaptation

Mechanisation, increased use of fertilisers, and the planting of hybrid seeds have underpinned huge increases in the world’s agricultural output over the past 40 years. Biotechnology is the latest gambit, but agronomists warn that climate change could…. Read the full article at

Call for nominations for membership positions.

The search and nomination process is now open for chair and four (4) membership positions of the Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC). The ISPC is a standing panel of world-class scientific experts in the new CGIAR. It replaces the Science Council as the system’s primary scientific advisory body. The Council’s overarching purpose is to […]

PAR releases Synthesis paper…..

The Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR) released a Synthesis Paper titled “The Use of Agrobiodiversity by Indigenous and Traditional Agricultural Communities in: Adapting to Climate Change“during it’s side event at the CBD’s SBSTTA 14 in Nairobi. The  side event held on the 18th of May 2010 focused on “Coping with Climate Change: How are Indigenous […]

Nairobi Agrobiodiversity Debates

On 22 May, to celebrate the United Nations proclaimed International Day for Biological Diversity and to increase understanding and awareness of agro-biodiversity issues, the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research will host and organize the the first of it’s Nairobi Agrobiodiversity Debates. This public debate will be held at the National Museum of Kenya’s Louis Leakey Auditorium […]

3rd announcement of the 5th Africa Agriculture Science Week

Back to back with the  FARA General Assembly, this event will be  on 19-24 July 2010 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This is a major event of FARA held every three years to show progress and identify future programs which is related to ‘Agriculture innovations in a changing global environment’ Individual registration (until 25 June)   Open space […]