Call for proposals from ITPGR

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The Treaty provides for sharing the benefits of using plant genetic resources for food and agriculture through information-exchange, access to and the transfer of technology, and capacity-building. It also foresees a funding strategy to mobilize funds for activities, plans and programmes to help, small farmers in developing countries.

Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security

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By Colin K. Khourya, Anne D. Bjorkmanc, Hannes Dempewolf, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Luigi Guarino, Andy Jarvis, Loren H. Riesebergd, and Paul C. Struik This publication provides evidence of change in the relative importance of different crop plants in national food supplies worldwide over the past 50 years. Within a global trend of increased overall quantities of […]

Deadline for Equator Prize nomination is close!

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The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Conserving potato agrobiodiversity: Top-down and bottom-up approach needed

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Mashed, smashed and fried, Americans love potatoes, but only a few varieties are grown in much of North American agriculture. In South America, where potatoes originated, more than 5,000 varieties continue to exist. Th

Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

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A book that re-examines the interactions between this ancient farming system of shifting cultivation with the more modern problems of climate change and biodiversity loss across the Asia – Pacific region, and presents contributions by over 100 scholars from around the world.