The 40th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology in Montreal, Canada May 10-13, 2017

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  The annual conference of the Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) is an opportunity to disseminate research, learn about field methodologies, and connect with fellow scholars. This year the conference theme is focused on “advocacy, ethics, and applications” and a wide range of scholars are encouraged to participate, who work with the relationships between culture, biology, and environments […]

Agrobiodiversity Perspectives in the Cancun Declaration on Mainstreaming Biodiversity for well-being

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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 […]

Call for Abstracts – ‘CROP DIVERSIFICATION IN A CHANGING WORLD: Mobilizing the green gold of plant genetic resources’

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The European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA) Genetic Resource Section, in association with the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) will host a conference titled ‘CROP DIVERSIFCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD: Mobilizing the green gold of plant genetic resources’, 8–11 May in Montpellier, France.Abstract submission is now open an will close on Monday […]

Give agrobiodiversity a chance! Premio Daniel Carasso 2017 call for applications

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The Premio Daniel Carasso is an individual research prize intended to reward an outstanding scientific researcher on sustainable food systems and diets for long-term health. The Premio is worth €100,000 and the Laureate becomes an ambassador of the Foundation Daniel et Nina Carasso for sustainable food and diets.  These videos interviewing Timothy Johns and Emile Frison highlight biodiversity as a […]

Course in Spanish “Pollination and Conservation of Genetic Diversity in Fruit Crops” in Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia – inscription now open until August 31st

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A course in Spanish language on pollination and conservation of genetic diversity in Native American fruit crops will be held in Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia from 10-14th of October 2016. The course is organized by the Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea with headquarters in Málaga, Spain, and aims to facilitate training for both interested […]

A Guide to the Identification and Importance of Custodian Farmers

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A new working paper has been published that provides a two-page guidance for identifying Custodian Farmers, and understanding their importance for agrobiodiversity conservation. Produced by Alexander Byrners (Bioversity-Nepal/Princeton University) and Bhuwon Sthapit (Bioversity-Nepal), it builds on extensive field experience and participatory identification of individuals that maintain, adapt, and disseminate agricultural biodiversity on farm and community levels, […]