Landscape for People, Food and Nature Initiative: Launch of the blog on Monday 30 January!

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is a collaborative three-year process of research, discussion, knowledge-sharing and advocacy to understand and support integrated agricultural landscape approaches to simultaneously meet goals for food production, ecosystem health and human wellbeing. The initiative is facilitated by EcoAgriculture Partners and Co-organizers from leading international institutions: Bioversity International; Conservation […]

Realising the benefits of enhanced agrobiodiversity

Written by: Norman Looney (The Global Horticulture Initiative), J. Coosje Hoogendoorn (INBAR), Jackie Hughes (AVRDC), Remi Kahane (The Global Horticulture Initiative), Michael Hermann (Crops for the Future), Dyno Keatinge (AVRDC) and Harry Palmier (GFAR) The catastrophic failure of grain harvests in 2008 and subsequent price hikes for rice and wheat provided dramatic evidence for the […]

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) 2009-2010 Annual Report

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit making non-governmental organization established in 1995 in Nepal. LIBIRD capitalises on local initiatives to sustainably manage renewable natural resources, and to improve livelihoods of resource-poor people. LI-BIRD is proud to present its annual report for the period from 16 July 2009 to 15 July […]

Erna Bennett, early pioneer of plant genetic conservation, has passed away

Erna Bennett, one of the pioneers of plant genetic resources conservation, died last week on 3 January 2012. She was a most remarkable person whose work on the conservation of plant genetic resources in the 1960s and 1970s carried with it an enduring commitment to the farmers who maintained and used those resources. Her seminal […]