The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) 2011

 Borlaug LEAP is inviting applications from qualified women who are sub-Saharan students or developing country students for fellowship awards of up to US$20,000 on the following topics: . 1. Applications are requested from sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to USAID’s global hunger and food security initiative. The focus region is sub-Saharan Africa. All […]

Bioinnovate launches a new program.

A new program that provides grants to bioscientists working to improve food production and environmental management in eastern Africa was launched today at the Nairobi headquarters of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The newly established Bioresources Innovation Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program—provides competitive grants to African researchers who are working with the […]

Spatial Analysis of Plant Diversity and Distribution – New training manual

Bioversity  International has just published a training manual for practitioners who work with biodiversity data and want to develop their spatial analysis skills with a focus on using free Geographic Information System (GIS) tools. Spatial analysis is an important tool for gathering information about plant diversity present in specific geographic areas around the world. Monitoring […]

The first Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

The first Global Conference of IPSI, consisting of the Assembly, Public Forum, and the Steering Committee meeting, was held in Aichi, Japan, 10-11 March 2011. The IPSI, an international platform launched at the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), facilitates the implementation of activities identified […]

Agricultural Biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs

This paper provides results about a study on the role that local fruit varieties can play in achieving the dual objectives of food sovereignty and income generation in the Tajik Pamir Mountains. The study was carried out in 3 districts of the Gorno-Badakhshan province to investigate the household consumption and market potential of products derived […]

Ph.D. Internship/Post doc based in Kenya: Developing a Soil Carbon Accounting Methodology

Background Agricultural Soil Carbon is an important component in climate change discussions and a powerful tool in steps to mitigate total green house gas emissions. A major consideration when establishing the credibility of any land based carbon sequestration program is permanence i.e. how long will carbon be kept out of the atmosphere, and locked in […]