Swaminathan launched new book “In Search of Biohappiness”

M. S. Swaminathan, the Father of the Green Revolution in India and World Food Prize winner, was at Bioversity International in Rome on May 25th , where he was introduced by director-general Emile Frison, to launch his new book “In search of Biohappiness” .

Can crops from the past be today’s solution?

Many of the first crops were found in  Syria, where humans are thought to have first discovered agriculture some 11,000 years ago. Emmer wheat, barley, chickpea, pea and lentil crops are all said to have originated here.The challenge we face today is to develop and test improved crop varieties to feed the world’s growing population […]

Indigenous communities in Central America use traditions to protect biodiversity

A project launched by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), conducted in coordination with the World Bank, to revive cultural values, traditional methods and land use between indigenous communities in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, in order to protect natural resources and conserve the region’s high biodiversity.

Call for Contributions – IUCN World Conservation Congress Forum Jeju 2012

IUCN is pleased to inform you that the Call for Contributions for the Forum segment of the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress is now open! The Congress will take place from 6 to 15 September 2012, in Jeju, Korea. This Call for Contributions invites you to propose events for the Forum, the part of Congress […]

SCHOLARSHIP: PhD in Biodiversity and Society at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

The Land of Lower Saxony sponsors excellent young PhD students in the course of their work towards a doctoral degree. These funds support the PhD programme “Biodiversity and Society – social dimensions of the protection and use of biological diversity” directed by the Göttingen Graduate School for Social Sciences (GGG) under the auspices of Prof. […]

Call for research notes/applications to EU-ACP Proposal Writing Training Course

EU-ACP Proposal Writing Training Course with focus on  neglected and    underutilized species of plants - August 29th  –  September 2nd, 2011  Lilongwe,  Malawi We hereby invite Prospective Applicants for IFS Research Grants from Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique,  Kenya, Uganda to submit a Research Note and apply for participation in a Proposal Writing Training Course focusing on […]