Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition

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A report developed by a high level panel of experts to address a frequently overlooked but extremely important part of world food and nutrition security: the role and importance of fish in seeking food and nutrition security for all.

CBD Notification 2014-105 – Peer review of the State of Knowledge Review on the Interlinkages between Biodiversity and Human Health

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The Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD)  in collaboration with WHO and other partners are in the process of finalizing a State of Knowledge Review on Biodiversity and Health Inter-linkages. The draft chapters of the State of Knowledge review have been posted on the CBD website for peer review. They can be accessed at http://www.cbd.int/en/health/stateofknowledge  and […]

The use of agrobiodiversity for plant improvement and the intellectual property paradigm: institutional fit and legal tools for mass selection, conventional and molecular plant breeding

Analysing paradigmatic fit: expected effects of the strong intellectual property paradigm and partially open innovation in the main fields of application of plant improvement

A new publication from College Thomas More, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: The use of agrobiodiversity for plant improvement and the intellectual property paradigm: institutional fit and legal tools for mass selection, conventional and molecular plant breeding.

Call for articles: Nutritional values and family farming

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The last issue of Farming Matters for 2014 will focus on how family farming and agroecology support the nutrition of family members and the wider community.

Integrating Traditional Crop Genetic Diversity for Mountain Food Security

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Integrating Traditional Crop Genetic Diversity into Technology: Using a Biodiversity Portfolio Approach to Buffer against Unpredictable Environmental Change in the Nepal Himalayas is a project funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF)

Call for articles: Family farmers in living landscapes

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Farming Matters informs readers about sustainable, small-scale farming. It offers discussions, background to the news, opinions, research findings, and practical examples of how sustainable, small-scale farming contributes to providing food security, social justice, a healthy environment and development. Farming Matters is for policy makers, researchers, practitioners, educators, farmers, and everybody else interested in agriculture and development.