International Conference On Preparing Agriculture For Climate Change, India, 2011

Scientists and climatologists will converge in Punjab Agricultural University at Ludhiana, India, at a 3 day international conference to discuss the impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity. The Platform will be represented by Dr Toby Hodgkin, who is the current Platform coordinator. The themes for the conference are: 1) Agriculture: abettor and sufferer 2) […]

Mawphlang Agrobiodiversity and Food Festival Film

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty and Slow Food International together with the Khasi Jainta Presbyterian Assembly (KJP) are happy to present the Mawphlang Agrobiodiversity and Food Festival documentary. The Mawphlang Agrobiodiversity and Food Festival, held on 17 November 2010, was sponsored by the Indigenous Partnership and hosted by the William Lewis Boys’ […]

Operationalizing Agrobiodiversity Assessment: Functional biodiversity in Agroforestry Systems.

By Daniel Callo-Concha. A report about an evaluation study conducted in an agroforestry system to assess functional biodiversity. The research site was the The sample included 70 farms in the municipality of Tomé-Açú, Pará state in the Brazilian Amazon, a region well-known for its long-ago established agroforestry systems. The results of the case study revealed […]

An idea for adaptation to climate changes in villages adjoining the Teesta River at Lalmonirhat district, Bangladesh

By Fardous Mohammad Safiul Azam River bank erosion is one of the common phenomenons in the northern part of Bangladesh, which includes Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Nilphamari and Kurigram districts. The villagers, (whose life mainly depends on agriculture) living beside the Teesta river that runs through in Lalmonirhat district, are one of the direct victims of […]

Monkey kola: in need of domestication of the rich underutilized indigenous fruits of Southeast Nigeria

By J. U. Ogbu, E. C. Umeokechukwu and B.A. Essien A report on a research study conducted to assess the nutrional contents of the Nigerian Monkey Cola spp which belongs to the family Sterculiaceae. This study was conducted to answer the missing information about this highly known yet underutilised species. Read the full article.

Understanding climate change from below, addressing barriers from above.

Practical experience and learning from a community-based adaptation project in Bangladesh. By  M Sajid Raihan,  M Jahedul Huq, Nana Gerstrøm Alsted and  Manja Hoppe Andreasen The book is an outcome of an action research project on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA-DRR). Although climate change is a global problem, its impacts are felt […]