Governance for Justice & Environmental Sustainability

Governance for Justice & Environmental Sustainability

This book is concerned with enhancing the understanding of governance in relation to social justice and environmental sustainability across a range of natural resource sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A methodological approach to work with custodian farmers

Custodian farmer Doña Viviana Herrera rescues potatoes from flooding along Lake Titicaca / Photo Giulia Baldinelli

Bioversity International and PROINPA (the Foundation for the Promotion and Research of Andean Products) have recently published the results of a case study they undertook in a remote village on Lake Titicaca. The study explores a methodological approach to leverage the work of custodian farmers, champions of crop diversity maintenance and promotion, to strengthen on-farm conservation.

Custodian farmers

Custodian farmers of agricultural biodiversity, selected profiles from South and South East Asia

Proceedings of the workshop on custodian farmers of agricultural biodiversity, 11-12 February 2013, New Delhi, India

Agrobiodiversity off-site session at the Resilience 2014 conference

Photo: Participants to the agrobiodiversity off-site session at Resilience 2014/Sarah Doornbos

Positioning agricultural biodiversity in the resilience and development debate. A workshop report from the Agrobiodiversity off-site session at Resilience 2014: the third International Science and Policy Conference on the resilience of social and ecological systems, in Montpellier, France.

Biodiversity-Climate Change Nexus highlited by UNEP-WCMC

Policy Brief

The UN Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) issued a policy brief explaining the importance of integrating biodiversity concerns in climate change policies, programmes and projects and presenting recommendations and tools for achieving synergies.

State of the World’s Forests and FAO Committee on Forestry

State of the World's Forests 2014 (SOFO)

FAO’s flagship publication The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO), was presented this week at the opening of the 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), and shows that a significant proportion of the world population relies on forest products to meet basic needs for energy, shelter and some aspects of primary healthcare […]