The Third International Conference on NUS

The 3rd International Conference on: Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) took place in Accra, Ghana, from 25-27 September 2013. Very impressive program, the book of abstract and highlights available on nus2013.org. Share your stories about NUS in New Agriculturist.    

Cultivate Diversity!

Cover - Cultivate Diversity!

Written from a science perspective, this handbook targets an audience of scientists in international and national institutions working in the area of agrobiodiversity research and teaching, as well as students and development practitioners involved in transdisciplinary research projects.

Global survey – Ways and means to conserve and use genetic diversity

Take a surve: CGRFA

On behalf of the Secretariat of FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, PAR with assistance from Bioversity International is carrying out a global survey that would help identify lessons learned about the ways and means to conserve and use genetic diversity to build resilience to climate change in food and agriculture systems.

Exploring the Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples and Rural Communities in the Debate on ‘Land Sparing vs Land Sharing’

Ban Hin Lad Nai

Conclusions of an International Workshop, 3-6 June 2013, Chiang Mai, Thailand – The Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR) and Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples Network (IKAP) convened a workshop to explore the issues raised by the ‘land sparing’ versus ‘land sharing’ debate from the perspectives of those who depend on and sustain agrobiodiversity.

Farmers and genebanks, an alliance to save traditional crops

A video on the project on Strengthening the maintenance and use of agrobiodiversity by indigenous and traditional agricultural communities adapting to climate change and that took place in Bolivia and Sarawak, Malaysia

The farmer, the architect and the scientist

A film by Jason Tyler on Dr Debal Deb, a pioneering ecologist committed to working with traditional farmers in eastern India to conserve indigenous seed diversity