12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-12)

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development - Pyeongchang, Korea 2014

The 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-12) is now taking place in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (started on 6 October and will last until 17 October 2014). The meeting is expected to conduct, among other issues, a mid-term review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi targets. Follow the links to the agenda and useful documents for the meeting and to a media coverage of the meeting and its side-events.

Framing Biodiversity and Health in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development - Pyeongchang, Korea 2014

In the context of the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR), represented by Dr Pablo Eyzaguirre, participated into a side-event on “Framing Biodiversity and Health in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.

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 […]