Improving nutrition with agricultural biodiversity.

A new manual providing practitioners with practical advice for field workers documenting research on the impacts of agrobiodiversity on food availability and health in developing countries. This guide describes the process and procedures for collecting important information required to assess local farming systems and agrobiodiversity, household food consumption norms and the nutritional status of vulnerable […]

The N’Djamena Declaration

“Indigenous leaders and Ministers agree on climate adaptation priorities” This is the title of IPAACs web page set up after that Indigenous pastoralists from the IPACC network met with international agencies, African meteorologists and members of Chadian national cabinet to discuss adaptation strategies and priorities ahead of COP17 on 7-9 November 2011 in N’Djamena, Republic […]

New e-book: Virtuous Circles: Values, Systems and Sustainability

By: Andy Jones, Michel Pimbert and Janice Jiggins This new e-book from IIED and IUCN CEESP may be helpful in discussions on the future of food, farming, energy, climate change, human well being, and bio-cultural diversity. Our current way of providing food and other basic needs involves industrialised systems that are linear, centralised and globalised. […]

Stem Rust-Resistant Wheat Landraces Identified.

By Sharon Durham U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified a number of stem rust-resistant wheat varieties and are retesting them to verify their resistance.  Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Mike Bonman at the agency’s Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research Unit in Aberdeen, Idaho, and his colleagues screened more than 3,000 wheat […]

Position Announcement : Program Associate – Agrobiodiversity and Biocultural Landscapes

The Christensen Fund seeks a candidate for the above mentioned. The position will support the work around the Agrobiodiversity & Food Sovereignty and Biocultural Landscapes tracks, and also provide assistance with learning and communications efforts. Deadline for application : 27 November 2011 Find out more  

Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Forum: Measuring food security and nutrition.

 Find out about the ongoing online discussions on measuring food security and nutrition . Issues of interest include: •Which food and nutrition security indicators do you most commonly use in your work? Why? •How do you use these indicators in your work? (e.g. for targeting,  monitoring, evaluation etc.) •Do you ever create new or modified indicators […]