Strengthening Support for Smallholder Farmer-led Seed systems

The SKI workshop participants/Photo: Amy Dean, PROGRESS

A multitude of institutions from a range of African countries met up to find synergies and ways to strengthen support for small farmer-led seed systems. The overarching aim of the seminar was to explore the interface between informal and formal systems of seed management, knowledge, research and innovation, from local systems at grassroots level to the more formalised systems that exist in universities, research institutions and the private sector.

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, 18 -19 September 2014, Rome

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FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The event brings together international experts in the field of Agroecology and within the new FAO Strategic Framework […]

11th Training Course on Next Generation Sequencing Technologies for Crop Improvement at ICRISAT (India)

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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout

Third Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) March 16-18 2015, Montpellier, France

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According to the FAO, Climate smart agriculture (CSA)  is a way to achieve short and long term agricultural development priorities in the face of climate change and serve as an integrator to other development priorities. It seeks to support countries and other actors in securing the necessary policy, technical and financial conditions to enable them […]

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.

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 […]