Call for papers: 2010 Special issue on Agrobiodiversity in Africa.

This special issue of the Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Journal (published by Elsevier) will focus on agrobiodiversity related issues in Africa. The objective of this publication will be to provide information on research work that has focused on agrobiodiversity in Africa.  For this issue, we request articles from researchers, development policymakers, practitioners, etc which are […]

Agriculture is Prioritised by UN General Assembly on the MDGs

A growing consensus on the importance of agriculture in achieving the Millennium Development Goals has culminated with the announcement that the World Bank will increase its funding to agriculture to between $6 and $8 billion a year over the next three years. This is a big increase from the $4.1 billion pledged annually before 2008 […]

European Atlas of Soil Biodiversity Released

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Environment, said: “Soil is essential to the biodiversity which makes life on earth possible and keeps our economies sustainable. Soil degradation threatens our access to food, clean air and water, as well as to many crucial raw materials. This atlas is a […]

COP 10, Convention on Biological Diversity, Nagoya , Japan.

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) will be held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, from 18 to 29 October 2010. COP 10 will include a high-level ministerial segment organized by the host country in consultation with the Secretariat and the Bureau. The high‑level segment will take place from 27 to […]

Call for concept notes: sustainable intensification of sorghum-legume based systems

Call for concept notes: sustainable intensification of sorghum-legume based systems for food security and feed to improve livelihoods and adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid areas in Eastern and Central Africa. The Staple Crops Programme of ASARECA seeks concept notes for a regional project whose overall objective is to improve productivity and competitiveness of […]

2010 Borlaug Dialogue: “Take It to the Farmer: Reaching the World’s Smallholders”

Inspired by the last words of Nobel Laureate and World Food Prize Founder Dr. Norman Borlaug, the 2010 Borlaug Dialogue international symposium  to held in Des Moines, Iowa will gather the top minds and foremost leaders in global agriculture, food, and development  with a special focus on the world’s small-scale farmers.    This three-day dialogue […]