New Book on Pollination Services to Agriculture

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Title: Pollination Services to Agriculture – Sustaining and enhancing a key ecosystem service Edited by Barbara Gemmill-Herren Co-published with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations “This publication illustrates some of the impressive amount of work that has been carried out focusing on pollinators and pollination in recent years… I would like […]

Live streaming now! Land and Poverty Conference 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance

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What: Land and Poverty Conference 2016: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance When: March 14-18 2016 Where: Washington, DC and Live streaming through the Web The next session  of the Land and Poverty Conference 2016 started at 8.30 (Washington DC time) on the themes “Community Land Rights and Forests in Latin America: Lessons Learned” and “Role […]

Call for papers: 18th Annual BIOECON Conference

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What: The 18th Annual Biodiversity and Economics for Conservation (BIOECON) Conference “Instruments and Incentive Mechanisms for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Provision” When: 14-16 September 2016 Where: Kings College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. BIOECON-18 will be hosted by the London School of Economics (LSE), the Graduate Institute-Geneva (IHEID) and Cambridge University Department of Land Economy (UCAM), […]

Agrobiodiversity research: Experts’ recommendations for improving GBIF-mediated data

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A team of international experts have completed a report providing more than 50 recommendations for enhancing the coverage, completeness and usefulness of GBIF-mobilized data for research in agrobiodiversity. GBIF’s task group on data fitness for use in agrobiodiversity assembled its recommendations following a survey, in-depth interviews of other experts and a public consultation. The final […]

Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) fellowships

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The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines, for agricultural research at universities in the USA. The program currently invites applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries in sub-Saharan Africa. […]

Fourth Plenary Session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4)

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The Fourth Plenary Session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4) was held from 22-28 February 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The meeting approved the first assessments and summaries for policy makers (SPMs) produced by the platform: a Thematic Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination, and Food Production (the assessment will be available soon […]