Farming Matters – Soils for life

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The March 2015 issue of Farming Matters magazine talks about the experiences of farmers who are working successfully, together with others, to improve the health of their soil and their lives. There is an array of stories about how  healthy soils increase farmers’ autonomy and long-term productivity. Read the magazine: Soils for life

Tropentag 2015- Humboldt Universitaet, Berlin – September 17-19, 2015

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The theme for this year is : ‘Management of land use systems for enhanced food security – conflicts, controversies and resolutions’ The deadline for submission of abstract(s) is May 1, 2015. There will be no extension of this submission deadline. The conference language is English and high quality abstracts of original research (250-350 words) are […]

Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship: Call for the 2015

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Bioversity International is inviting applications for research on grain species relevant to both Australia and the applicant’s home country. The fellowship, up to US$ 20,000 for a research project of up to 12 months duration. Deadline for applications is 28 February 2015.

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

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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.