The 13th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity is meeting this eek and next in Cancun, Mexico. Already prior to the event, The High Level Segment (attended by Ministers and senior government officials from around the world) has been held to issue a declaration – the Cancun Declaration on the […]
India will this year host the 1st Agrobiodiversity Congress. The objectives of this crucial congress are to : Provide a common platform to share experience and knowledge on the sustainable conservation and use of agrobiodiversity. Critically evaluate the current research and systems of management and use of agrobiodiversity and to assess the preparedness for meeting […]
From 22-26 of September people from around the world gathered in Turin, Italy, to attend the biannual Terra Madre event, organised by Slow Food International. Country delegates included community representatives, many of which cultivate crops unique to their culture and territory. They presented examples of crop, animal, fish and wild plant diversity important to their livelihoods and food sovereignty. […]
During the IUCN World Conservation Congress on September 3rd 2016 in Honolulu, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food has launched a new publication The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience, A Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural Biodiversity from Around the World. The publication includes an Opportunities Report by PAR coordinator, Toby Hodgkin and Emile Frison, as well as twelve commentaries […]
The European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA) Genetic Resources Section, in association with the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) has announced that an international conference, ‘CROP DIVERSIFICATION IN A CHANGING WORLD: Mobilizing the green gold of plant genetic resources’, will be held in Montpellier, France from the 8–11 May 2017. The conference will be hosted by […]
Michael Commons, from Earth Net Foundation, is sharing some thoughts with fellow members of the Agricultural Biodiversity Community not long after its general meeting in Thika, Kenya, in November 2015, about the battle they won against GMOs in Thailand and how they are raising awareness of farmers, consumers, general public and the media about agricultural biodiversity through an annual seed event at local level.