Exhibition: Agrobiodiversity in North-east India

This lady from Arunachal Pradesh, India, is using a small knife to cut rice panicles and is depositing them in the basket in her back. This photo was taken during a National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR, ICAR) exploration mission in 2012. Photo credit: Somnath Roy

The Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research, together with Bioversity International, NESFAS, the MSSRF, LI-BIRD, the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty and NBPGR are pleased to invite you to visit the exhibition they are organizing on “Agrobiodiversity in North-east India” to take place at the Cultural Centre of the North East Hill University (NEHU) campus, Shillong, India, during the Indigenous Terra Madre – International Mei-Ramew Conference from 3-7 November 2015.

International Symposium on Biodiversity and Edible Wild Species, 1-4 November 2015, Antalya, Turkey


This  scientific program will cover all related aspects of  wild medicinal and aromatic plants, wild edible plants (including herbs and fruits used for foods), edible wild mushrooms and edible insects. This international symposium will provide a platform  biodiversity and foods, conservation of wild edible diversity, sustainable utilization, nutritional values,  processing and post-harvest activities  for food, […]

IUSS Conference on Soil Functions and Climate Change, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany , 23-26 September 2015

This International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) conference, which is organized under the auspices of the International Year of Soils 2015 and the 350th Anniversary of the Christian Albrechts University, will address the broad question: ‘Do we underestimate the consequences of new disequilibria in soil properties?‘. Titled SUSTAIN, the conference aims to increase understanding of […]

Upcoming event: Indigenous Terra Madre 2015


The Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 meeting will be held in Shillong, Meghalaya (North East India) from 3rd to 7th November, 2015. International Mei-Ramew 2015 (IMR 2015) — Mother Earth in the local Khasi language — is the preferred name of the people of Meghalaya for the second edition of the Indigenous Terra Madre. It is a joint venture of the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, Rome, Italy; Slow Food International, Bra, Italy; and the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS), Shillong, India. Forty one villages from Meghalaya have agreed to be co-hosting villages for ITM 2015/IMR 2015.

Upcoming event: 14th World Forestry Congress

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The 14th World Forestry Congress “Forests and People – Investing in a sustainable future” will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 7 to 11 September 2015. The Congress will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them. The thematic focus include “Forests for socio-economic development and food security”, “Building resilience with forests”, “Integrating forests and other land uses”, “Encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade”, “Monitoring forests for better decision-making”, “Improving governance by building capacity”.

Sixth World Conference on Ecological Restoration


The Sixth World Conference on Ecological Restoration will take place from 23 to 27 August 2015 in Manchester, England, with the theme: Towards Resilient Ecosystems: Restoring the Urban, the Rural and the Wild. The 4-day scientific program will feature world-renowned keynote and plenary speakers, including Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), thought-provoking symposia, pre-conference training courses, field trips, and a range of concurrent sessions such as “Ensuring adapted plant material for restoration: seed zones, climate change and insuring genetic diversity through seed increase”, “Socio-ecological resilience in restoration ecology”, “The shared conservation challenges and distinct restoration needs of forests and the grassy biomes” and many more…