World Conservation Congress

World Conservation Congress 6th to 15th September 2012, Jeju, Republic of Korea The 2012 World Conservation Congress will be held from 6 to 15 September 2012 in Jeju, Republic of Korea. Leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental organizations, business, UN agencies and social organizations will discuss, debate and decide solutions for the world’s most […]

Payments for Environmental Services: an incentive to environmentally friendly farming?

Agriculture is a key activity in maintaining the world’s variety of breeds and crops. An upcoming mechanism to stimulate environmentally friendly farming is PES, or Payments for Environmental Services, in which a “buyer” pays for farmers’ environmental efforts. Would farmers be interested to engage in such a mechanism? Who would want to pay farmers? In […]

[ABIA-Group] Topic 3: The Roles played by Agricultural Biodiversity in Human well-being: the weaknesses, strengths, opportunities and gaps

The second discussion topics in the ABIA E-consulataion is coming to an end. The topic discussed was on  “Components of agricultural biodiversity: knowledge of state and trends of agricultural biodiversity in Africa”. The next topic is about the Roles played by Agricultural Biodiversity in Human well-being: the weaknesses, strengths, opportunities and gaps A set of […]

Welcome to our new look website.

We have developed and expanded our website to provide additional resources and facilities and to make it easier to use.  In addition to the main Platform website you can now explore three other web spaces dealing with agrobiodiversity and climate change, crop diversity to reduce pest and disease damage and a new initiative called the […]

[ABIA-Group] Topic 2: Components of agricultural biodiversity: knowledge of state and trends of agricultural biodiversity in Africa

The first topic in the E-discussion is ended. The topic was  “What is the relevance of the CBD and the International Treaty on PGRFA for genetic resources management and use in Africa? How can Africa maximize its contribution and benefits to such global policy frameworks?” Click here if you want to take part in the […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: The WCS Research Fellowship Program

The WCS Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is a small grants program administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Institute which, from 1993 to 2007, funded over 300 proposals totaling more than $3 million. The RFP grants help build research capacity for the next generation of conservation practitioners worldwide. The Program supports individual field research projects […]