Agrobiodiversity- the key to food security, climate adaptation and resilience

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It is a known fact that agrobiodiversity not only plays a crucial role in food security and nutrition, but also provides environmental services which makes it critical to the sustainability, resilience and adaptability of agricultural production systems.

New report: Food systems experts urge global shift towards diversified farming systems

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We are pleased to hear that on the 2nd of June a new report was released by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), urging for a global shift from industrial agriculture towards diversified, agroecological solutions. The report was shared at the 8th Trondheim conference on Biodiversity that was themed “Food systems for […]

Call for articles: Valuing underutilised crops

As family farming, nutrition and agrobiodiversity are increasingly put in the spotlight, Farming Matters focuses its attention on ‘underutilised’ crops. These are plant species that have been used for centuries or even millennia as food, fibre, fodder, oil or medicine, but are no longer very common. Many of these crops are of great value for […]

EcoAgriculture Partners’ new endeavours

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A New Strategy and a New Website for a New Challenge is the New dimension taken by EcoAgriculture Partners. From years of hard work in promoting  and  sustaining   integrated landscape  management around  the world,  the organisation has finally developed a new strategic plan. “With landscapes and integration both such a feature of the global […]

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, 18 -19 September 2014, Rome

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FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The event brings together international experts in the field of Agroecology and within the new FAO Strategic Framework […]

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: […]