Revitalization of traditional ‘vuci’ ponds in Fiji villages

UNDP continues to support communities in sustainable living. In Fiji it supported the Vitokoni Vuci Project which involves the revitalization of traditional swamp (vuci) ponds where food such as dalo (Colocasia), are grown and where fish, eel and prawns can breed. Through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded Small Grants Programme (SGP) which is implemented by UNDP, […]

Evaluation of the diversity of crop and livestock enterprises among agro-biodiversity farmer field schools (ABD-FFS)

By Achonga, B.O.,Lagat, J.K. and Akuja, T.E. An informative research publication about a study on diversity of crop and livestock enterprises among ABD-FFS. The aim of the study was to determine the impact of agro-biodiversity interventions on crop and livestock diversity among agro-biodiversity farmer field schools (ABD-FFS) and Non ABD-FFS households in the project area. […]

PhD Scholarships Programme for research in Agrobiodiversity for 2011/2012.

Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies (Italy) has announced a PhD Scholarships Programme for research in agrobiodiversity. Study Subject(s) include Plant genetic resources, Functional biodiversity in agroecosystems Eligibility: – possession of a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title in Experimental Sciences, at an Italian or foreign university and ssession of a Degree awarded after, […]

Mainstreaming Agro-Biodiversity into the Farming System in Ethiopia

An inception workshop was held in Ethiopia to introduce the project  “Mainstreaming Agro–Biodiversity into the Farming System” According to National Project Coordinator, the project is expected to provide farming communities with incentives (policies, capacity, markets and knowledge) to mainstream conservation of agro-biodiversity, including crop wild relatives into the farming systems of Ethiopia. The goal of […]

Call for Abstracts: Biodiversity Loss and the Emergence of Infectious Disease

  The call for abstracts for the Planet Under Pressure conference in London in March 2012 is now open In this event members of the ecoHEALTH project will be organising session titled “Biodiversity Loss and the Emergence of Infectious Disease” The overall theme of the session will be: understanding of the complex relationships between biodiversity […]

Registration Opens for First IPBES Plenary.

Registration is now open for the inaugural plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). IPBES is intended to provide an interface between the scientific community and policy makers to build capacity for and strengthen the use of science in policy making. Its first session is scheduled from 3-7 October […]