CFF Newsletter launched

Crops for the Future (CFF), an international partnership organisation undertaking research and information management to foster greater use of Neglected and Underutilised Species (NUS) has recently launched a monthly newsletter with much useful information on NUS regarding crop research, events, training opportunities and literature reviews.

Genetic Resources Policy blog

The Genetic Resources Policy blog, initiated in February 2012, features a new project supporting implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in a number of countries. The blog focuses mainly on issues related to the multilateral system of access and benefit-sharing in the project countries, and makes links to […]

New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa

Source: Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) 27 April 2012. New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa. World’s largest public database lifts lid on the extent and secretive nature of the global demand for land. Almost 5% of Africa‘s agricultural land has been bought or […]

Agroecology and transition in agriculture

Philippe Baret, Professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium), set up Philagri web site with a section dedicated to transition in agriculture  that brings together a number of interesting papers on agroecology and the importance of adopting more sustainable agricultural practices using agrobiodiversity. These include papers that develop a diagnosis of the state of agriculture in […]

IAASTD findings available on a new website “”

The Foundation on Future Farming and Biovision have recently launched the new website The site makes the findings of the International Assessment of Agriculture Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) available by topics and offers updated figures, background information, further reading and news and includes material on current topics such as land-grabbing and […]

More on LPFN new blog!

By Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative The new blog of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative was launched on January 30th, 2012! This three-year collaborative Initiative, which officially commenced in November of 2011, aims to scale up successful strategies for integrated landscape management that simultaneously support rural livelihoods, improve food security, and […]