Gathering on Farmers’ Ecological Knowledge in Spain

Écologie Paysanne, October 18th to 20th 2012 Worldwide, peasant societies have accumulated empirical knowledge in the territory they occupy, the results of centuries of observation and experimentation. Through the concept of “peasant ecological knowledge”, we mark our commitment to the complex relationship between a territory, its natural resources and the persons or communities who live […]

New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa

Source: Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) 27 April 2012. guardian.co.uk. New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa. World’s largest public database lifts lid on the extent and secretive nature of the global demand for land. Almost 5% of Africa‘s agricultural land has been bought or […]

New Report Finds “Alliance-building” Approach Can Stop Rampant Conflict over Land and Water, Increase Farm Production and Restore Degraded Lands, Rivers

Effectiveness of approach seen in Africa’s Sahel and in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, and in dozens of other regions; major agriculture groups call for urgently scaling up “Whole Landscape” approaches ahead of Rio+20

LI-BIRD’s Research and Development Strategy :: focus on rural poor and marginalized

Diversifying Choices and Securing Livelihoods From LI-BIRD’s web site LI-BIRD is pleased to release the summary document of its new Research & Development Strategy 2012-16. LI-BIRD is a non-profit making organization based in Pokhara, Nepal committed to capitalizing on local initiatives for sustainable management of natural resources and agricultural biodiversity in order to improve the […]

Good Practices :: Tropical fruit (methodologies and adaptive practices)

 Good Practices :: Tropical fruit (methodologies and adaptive practices) GPD are Good Practices for Diversity – not to be confused with Good Agricultural Practices. Tropical fruits are important part of culture in Asia besides their food and nutritional values. Traditionally these tropical fruits are managed in a variety of production systems such as in natural […]

Agrobiodiversity workshop at RIO+20

AgriculturalBiodiversity@knowledged: 16th of June 18.00-19.30 This session focuses on the importance of agricultural biodiversity in addressing the current economic, social and environmental challenges in the agricultural sector. Speakers from around the world will reveal the key factors in accelerating transformations to resilience. Andrew Mushita, Zimbabwe (CTDT) Farmers increasing genetic diversity: Accelerating transformations towards an increase […]