Bioversity International 2012-2021 Strategic Priorities and Research Agenda

Bioversity International has recently published its strategic priorities and research agenda for the decade 2012 to 2021. Bioversity International is the only global non-profit research organization that places the use and conservation of agricultural biodiversity in smallholder farming systems at the centre of its work. Agricultural biodiversity is essential to help achieve global food and […]

Farming Matters March 2012: Insects on Farm

The March 2012 Issue of the Farming Matters Magazine “Small-scale agriculture for a sustainable society” focuses on insects on farms: “Friends or foes? Our love/hate relationship with insects” Insects pollinate crops and work as natural predators in the field. Yet insects often have a negative reputation in agriculture, and billions of dollars are spent every […]

Professor to speak on agrobiodiversity and indigenous knowledge

A seminar on Indigenous Knowledge Human-Environmental Change and Agrobiodiversity at Penn state University
Professor Zimmerer is a geographer and an environmental and earth-systems scientist, whose research, teaching and outreach are centered on global human-environmental change …

World Water Day 2012: CBD Executive Secretary recognizes importance of agricultural biodiversity in meeting challenging water situation

World Water Day: 22 March 2012. In his message on the occasion of World Water Day 2012 “Water and Food Security”, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira De Souza Dias, recognizes the importance of the different roles agricultural biodiversity can play in water-use efficiency, water retention in soils and […]

Chepang Food Culture: Contribution of Wild Edible and Neglected Plant Species

Chepangs are an indigenous ethnic group living in central and southern Nepal. Amongst the agricultural systems practiced, shifting cultivation.  Chepangs live in the proximity of forests, depending upon it for food and other livelihood needs. This publication brings together the traditional knowledge of the Chepang people regarding the wild edible and neglected plant species. Similarly, […]

Postgraduate study in Sustainable Agriculture at CSU, Australia

Australia’s Charles Sturt University postgraduate programme is keen to expand its numbers of international students and global reach of its courses. Masters of Sustainable Agriculture programme. This MSA programme is eligible for the AusAID Development Scholarship whereby courses on agriculture and rural development are priority sectors for a number of Asian countries included in this […]