More from COP 11 of the CBD

More news from Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that took place 8-19 October 2012 in Hyderabad, India.
Amongst the links an interview with Toby Hodgkin (PAR coordinator) on sustainable agriculture, the Aichi targets and more

Guidelines for the conservation and characterization of plant, animal and microbial biodiversity of interest to agriculture – Italy

Protection of biodiversity has gained strategic importance at both the national and international level.
In the last few years Italy, aware of its role, gave way to a series of actions with the objective to share and agree between State, Regions and Autonomous Provinces agri-environmental strategies.
Read more in English and Italian about the guidelines that take into account the protection of plant and animal biodiversity as well as food-related microbial and soil diversity.

Food and Agriculture: The future of sustainability

From the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) A unique report is now available online – unique because it is a hard-hitting consensus among very diverse and respected leaders.  Food and Agriculture: The future of sustainability was released by the U.N. Division for Sustainable Development as a major strategic input to its landmark “Sustainable Development in the 21st […]

An initiative to conserve mango diversity.

The Society For Conservation of Mango Diversity (SCMD) is an  organization working for mango growing community empowerment and mango diversity conservation. Activities taken up by SCMD mainly aim on the empowerment of communities of Kasmandi Kalan, Gopramau, Sarsanda and Mahmood Nagar Talukedari to appreciate more value and uniqueness of their mango diversity and its on farm […]

ATREE Side event on food security and biodiversity conservation

A side event on the sustainable use of biodiversity on Wednesday 17 October

The theme of this side event is focused on trying to reconcile the need for food security and the growing aspirations of people for greater economic prosperity, while at the same time conserve its rich suite of species, habitats and landscapes.

ATREE organizes its research activities in four broad program areas: Ecosystems and Society; Ecosystems Services and Human Well Being; Forests and Governance; and Land, Water and Livelihoods. Climate change and Governance are two significant themes that cut across all the programs. The panel will address the sustainable use of biodiversity for food security and poverty alleviation from an “ecosystem services” lens.

Introduction to the panel discussion: Dr. Ganesan Balachander, Director, ATREE

EcoAgriculture Partners at the Committee on World Food Security Meeting in Rome

Thursday, 18 October

Whole Landscape Approaches to Achieve Food Security in the Face of Climate Change: lessons learned from different perspectives and scenarios
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative Side Event at CFS 39 at FAO in Rome.

The 39th Meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) takes place 15-20 October 2012 in Rome, Italy. Hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the meeting will address key issues regarding food security in the coming decades, particularly food security and climate change