International Seminar on the role of Agriculture Biodiversity in addressing hunger and climate change

The  International Seminar is convened in the International Year of Biodiversity and as a contribution to the celebrations of the World Food Day. It will focus on the role of agricultural biodiversity for food security, to fight hunger and to buffer the effects of climate changes. During the event, prestigious international experts will discuss the […]

23rd IUFRO World Congress. Seoul, Korea

‘Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment’ The 23 IUFRO World Congress ‘Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment’ will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 23–28 August 2010.  The event will be hosted by the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI). Congress Themes will include: Forests and Climate Change Biodiversity Conservation […]

Getting the Most of Out of Groundnuts in Senegal.

An interesting article on how Action Aid is helping groundnut farmers in Senegal find better ways to grow, process, and sell groundnuts and groundnut products. Their intervention is in response to the need for good quality seed.From Action Aid has worked with farmers to develop a seed multiplication program. The success of the program has […]

A new book on access and benefit-sharing has been published.

Protecting Biological Diversity:The Effectiveness of Access and Benefit-sharing Regimes by Carmen Richerzhagen (German Development Institute) During the last ten years the enormous global loss of biodiversity has received remarkable attention. Among the numerous approaches undertaken to stop or lessen this process, access and benefit-sharing (ABS), a market-based approach, has emerged as among the most prominent. […]

Announcing the new UNEP Policy Series on Ecosystem Management.

UNEP is pleased to announce inauguration of the ‘UNEP Policy Series on Ecosystem Management‘ . The policy series seeks to facilitate dialogue on policy issues related to Ecosystem Management. The target audience of the series includes governments, civil society organisations, the academic and scientific community, as well as colleagues in other organisations. Besides enabling UNEP […]

UVIMA Consultancy Opportunities, July 2010

UVIMA is a Swahili acronym for Uchambuzi wa Viumbe kwa Maendeleo Afrika Mashariki, and can be translated to Taxonomy for Development in East Africa. The  project seeks to contribute to resolving these interlinked crises by providing taxonomic tools to enhance ecosystem resilience and food security, focusing on three area: pollinators, invasive alien species and pests. […]