Article submission deadline postponed to 30 December 2010.

The deadline for the call of contributions to the 7th edition newsletter has been postponed to the 30th of December 2010. If you are interested in submitting an article to the PAR Newsletter, please download the guidelines to learn more about the procedure. Submission Guidelines for the PAR Newsletter. To read previous editions, please see […]

Indigenous Partnership: Supporting a Global Food Transformation

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty has recently published the Scoping Report (2.78 MB PDF), from its three-day scoping workshop held in Pisaq, (Cusco) Peru. This report is a record of the decision-making process.

The Indigenous Partnership takes Root: Lessons from Cusco

In May 2010, the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty began to plant seeds and take root. It recently revealed a visual record of the Scoping Workshop, a three-day meeting held in Pisaq, Cusco, Peru. This Photo Story is a visual record of the process through which the group met, discussed and worked through […]

BECA’s official opening.

Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub   is an initiative developed within the framework of Centres of Excellence for Science and Technology in Africa. Hosted and managed by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, the BecA Hub provides a common biosciences research platform, research-related services and capacity building opportunities to the region and […]

Indigenous Partnership Hosts its First Food and Agrobiodiversity Festival

On Wednesday, 17 November 2010 the Rome-based Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty sponsored its first Food Festival showcasing the agro-biodiversity of the Khasi-Jaintia Hills of Mawphlang in India. The Food Festival was organised by William Boy’s Home of Mawphlang and co-hosted by the Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Assembly in the sprawling meadows where the […]

FAO launches a crop calender.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched a crop calendar that advises when to plant specific crops in a variety of agricultural zones for 43 African countries. This reference tool is aimed at donors and agricultural extension workers and  covers over 130 crops. In addition to helping farmers decide when to […]