Fostering seed security responses that work for vulnerable farmers

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Fostering seed security responses that work for vulnerable farmers. International coalition launches public resource website: SeedSystem.org

Custodians of diversity: Ethiopia’s small farmers participate in conservation

Source: The Guardian

Based on approaches promoted by Dr. Melaku Worede who is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in plant genetic research and his role in restoring Ethiopia’s food security. Dr Worede and his staff collected and safely stored a considerable amount of Ethiopia’s seeds and plant materials and in the process established one of the world’s best genetic conservation systems!

Soil Atlas of Africa created to help farmers, land managers

Soil Atlas of Africa

A tool to help farmers, land managers and policymakers understand soil’s diversity and importance

NUS 2013 call for abstracts

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Calling for abstracts that need to be in by 15 July 2013!
The 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) for a Food-Secure Africa will take place in Ghana next September 2013 and will address the three themes of: (i) Resilience of agricultural and livelihood systems, (ii)Upgrading value chains of neglected and underutilized species and (iii) Creating an enabling policy environment

1st Africa Food security conference​: Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change

With the shift towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015, approaches that serve multiple purposes and provide cross-cutting benefits will be required. Achieving food security is unmanageable without adaptation to climate change measures and practices that not only support farmers in producing enough food to meet people’s nutritional […]

Policy Brief: Securing Farmers’ Rights and Seed Sovereignty in South Africa

By Rachel Wynberg, Jaci van Niekerk, Rose Williams and Lawrence Mkhaliphi   Focusing on small-scale farmers, their indigenous agricultural knowledge and practices, and the traditional varieties that they grow, this Biowatch Policy Brief reviews farmers’ rights in South Africa and the extent to which policies, laws and practices support seed sovereignty and the conservation of […]