Book launch: “Coping with climate change – the roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture”

Genetic resources for food and agriculture play a crucial role in food security, nutrition and livelihoods and in the provision of environmental services. They are key components of sustainability, resilience and adaptability in production systems. They underpin the ability of crops, livestock, aquatic organisms and forest trees to withstand a range of adverse conditions. Thanks […]

Agricultural Production, Dietary Diversity, and Climate Variability

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A new Policy Research Working Paper released by the World Bank, which helps to fill a key gap in the evidence on the relationship between productivity and consumption. The study investigates the effect of production on dietary diversity and diet composition through both agricultural revenue and crop production.

Community Seed Banks in Ethiopia: An innovative approach to improving food security

The community seed bank in Chefe Donsa, a village two hours’ drive east of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, collects and preserves the seeds of local crops to ensure farmers have a steady supply of seeds to sow each year.

Book Announcement and Call for Papers: Shifting cultivation in the Asia-Pacific region

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Seven years ago, a landmark publication titled “Voices from the Forest: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Sustainable Upland Farming” (RFF Press, 2007) was published that put indigenous strategies for fallow management firmly on the scientific agenda. You are being invited to make paper contributions to two new books on shifting cultivation in the Asia- Pacific region: […]

11th Training Course on Next Generation Sequencing Technologies for Crop Improvement at ICRISAT (India)

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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout

Crop wild relatives – a key asset for sustainable agriculture

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Crop Wild relatives are essential components of natural and agricultural ecosystems and hence are indispensable for maintaining ecosystem health. Their conservation and sustainable use is very important for improving agricultural production, increasing food security, and maintaining a healthy environment.