Landscape for People, Food and Nature Initiative: Launch of the blog on Monday 30 January!

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is a collaborative three-year process of research, discussion, knowledge-sharing and advocacy to understand and support integrated agricultural landscape approaches to simultaneously meet goals for food production, ecosystem health and human wellbeing. The initiative is facilitated by EcoAgriculture Partners and Co-organizers from leading international institutions: Bioversity International; Conservation […]

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) 2009-2010 Annual Report

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit making non-governmental organization established in 1995 in Nepal. LIBIRD capitalises on local initiatives to sustainably manage renewable natural resources, and to improve livelihoods of resource-poor people. LI-BIRD is proud to present its annual report for the period from 16 July 2009 to 15 July […]

The Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research joins partners in launching new Landscapes for People, Food and Nature, an international initiative for dialogue, learning and action

A consensus is emerging that many of our production systems for food, forest and wetland products are unsustainable–for people, for long-term food and fiber supply and for nature.  Yet from sustainable fish farming in Spain to rice intensification systems in Sri Lanka, people are working together in their landscapes to find better ways to meet […]

Spotlight on Ethiopia – USC Canada E-newsletter

Latest news from USC Canada’s e-newsletter

Giving landraces an even break!

An intriguing summary to help you “understand better the nature and contribution of traditional varieties to the production strategies of rural communities … and the ways in which they are maintained and managed.” Find out more by clicking here.

Crop genebank knowledge base launched.

The Crop Genebank Knowledge Base (CGKB) is the first online resource for genebank managers and conservationists that provides easy access to crop specific knowledge and best practices for germplasm management, and a vast collection of publications and training manuals in one place. Nine crops – banana, barley, cassava, chickpea, forage grasses and legumes, maize, rice, wheat […]