IUCN Handbook on Agrobiodiversity

The importance of biodiversity for livelihoods and agriculture is increasingly recognised worldwide. In Lao PDR, this is particularly apparent where the livelihoods of farmers are heavily dependent, not only on farming, but also on wildlife and non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Download the Agrobiodiversity Handbook English version (pdf)

YPARD's Grant Writing Training Worskhop, Nairobi, Kenya

YPARD Grant Writing Training Workshop , 26-27 June 2009 15 participants attended a two-day training course on Successful Grant Writing at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya , 26-27 June 2009. This is the second Grant Writing training course YPARD (Young Professionals Platform for Agricultural Research and Development) has organized. The […]

FARA Accra Agricultural Biodiversity Initiative for Africa (ABIA): Stakeholders Consultative Workshop

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), an apex agricultural research organization in Africa, in recognition of the need for highly focused advocacy to focus research investment and development on optimizing the conservation and use of Africa’s agricultural held a Stakeholders Consultative Workshop in Accra, Ghana  on the 5th of June 2009 FARA, with technical […]

New Publication: "Mitigating Climate Change Through Food and Land Use"

by Sara J. Scherr and Sajal Sthapit. Ecoagriculture Partners  has released  a new report “Mitigating Climate Change Through Food and Land Use” for the Worldwatch Report 179.  Agriculture, forestry, and other changes in land use are responsible for more than 30 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Despite advances in the energy sector, the only […]

Review on a food security and agricultural research project in Malawi

This report summarises the findings of a mid-term review of the Agricultural Research and Development Programme (ARDEP), a five-year programme with national … Read more…

Bits and pieces from the just -ended G8 Agriculture Ministers meeting in Italy (18-21 April 2009)

Agriculture ministers from the G8  called  for increased agriculture production as a way to combat world hunger.  They together with also  representatives from key emerging and developing countries, called for a study into setting up a global system to stockpile essential foodstuffs. In their final declaration,  they  called on the relevant international institutions to examine […]