New Publication: Toolkit for the Indicators of Resilience

Book cover: Toolkit for the indicators of landscapes and seascapes

The “Toolkit for the Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)” has been published and was officially launched at an event on 17 November 2014, held parallel to the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The Toolkit is a major output of a IPSI Collaborative Activity carried out by UNU-IAS, Bioversity International, UNDP-COMDEKS, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). This project was a continuation of a previous Collaborative Activity by UNU-IAS and Bioversity International, in which the Indicators themselves were developed, and included a revision of the Indicators based on their field-testing and application around the world over the past two years. The revised Indicators and a manual for their practical application in the field have now been compiled into the Toolkit publication.

Forests as Food Producing Habitats

Forest as food producing habitats/Photo: Living Farms

Read this exploratory study carried out by Living Farms to uncover the issues around collection and consumption of uncultivated foods and the extent of dependence of Adivasi / Indigenous communities on such food, for their food and nutrition security. A negelcted potential held by forests that can support livelihoods of the indian Adivasi indigenous communities, and beyond.

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 jointly organized by the CBD Secretariat, the World Health Organization (WHO), Bioversity International and others to discuss thematic issues included in the advanced draft of the soon-to-be launched State of Knowledge Review on Biodiversity and Human Health

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition

Cover: Sustainable Fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition

A report developed by a high level panel of experts to address a frequently overlooked but extremely important part of world food and nutrition security: the role and importance of fish in seeking food and nutrition security for all.

CBD Notification 2014-105 – Peer review of the State of Knowledge Review on the Interlinkages between Biodiversity and Human Health

Convention on Biological Diversity - CBD - logo

The Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD)  in collaboration with WHO and other partners are in the process of finalizing a State of Knowledge Review on Biodiversity and Health Inter-linkages. The draft chapters of the State of Knowledge review have been posted on the CBD website for peer review. They can be accessed at http://www.cbd.int/en/health/stateofknowledge  and […]

The use of agrobiodiversity for plant improvement and the intellectual property paradigm: institutional fit and legal tools for mass selection, conventional and molecular plant breeding

Analysing paradigmatic fit: expected effects of the strong intellectual property paradigm and partially open innovation in the main fields of application of plant improvement

A new publication from College Thomas More, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: The use of agrobiodiversity for plant improvement and the intellectual property paradigm: institutional fit and legal tools for mass selection, conventional and molecular plant breeding.