Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

Diversifying Food and Diets

A new series of books that aims to review the current state of knowledge on agricultural biodiversity, identify gaps, synthesize lessons learned and propose future research and development actions.

Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons

This book addresses how the collective pooling and management of shared plant genetic resources for food and agriculture can be supported through laws regulating access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits arising from their use.

1st Africa Food security conference​: Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change

With the shift towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015, approaches that serve multiple purposes and provide cross-cutting benefits will be required. Achieving food security is unmanageable without adaptation to climate change measures and practices that not only support farmers in producing enough food to meet people’s nutritional […]

Slow Food and FAO join forces

On 15 May 2013 the two organisations signed a three-year agreement to target smallholders and biodiversity

Innovation needs no boundaries: biodiversity through partnership

Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey have joined forces under the umbrella of the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition project to explore how best to promote nutritionally-rich species and, by so-doing, develop and conserve them.
An initiative funded by GEF and coordinated by Bioversity International

Do your efforts engage and impact local custodians of agrobiodiversity?

Simran Sethi is writing a book on the loss of agrobiodiversity through our food chain and would be delighted to hear from you