Agricultural Heritage: Looking beyond food production and ecosystem services

Wednesday 17 April 2013 during CGRFA14 in FAO, Rome
A Side Event that will feature humanity’s agricultural heritage systems and their importance to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for food security and nutrition, and in revitalization of rural communities.

How Agroforestry Schemes Can Improve Food Security in Developing Countries.

The multiple benefits of agroforestry may be the solution to food security. Agroforestry – the integration of trees and shrubs with crops and livestock systems – has strong potential in addressing problems of food insecurity in developing countries. If carried out well, it allows producers to make the best use of their land, can boost […]

Workshop on Biodiversity and Resilience of Agroecosystems

A workshop organized by CIRAD and Bioversity International that will focus on the role of biodiversity in the management of multiple agroecosystem services in development contexts, and contribution to resilience.

Interview and Public Lecture with Roger Leakey

In Bonn at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) Professor Roger Leakey gives a lecture on the role of trees for poverty alleviation

An indicator framework for assessing agro-ecosystem resilience

Taking departure in the theory of resilience in social-ecological systems, this publication presents an analysis and discussion of how resilience theory can be applied to agro-ecosystems. Building on the premise that agro-ecosystems are too complex for resilience to be measured in any precise manner, the authors delineate behavior-based indicators of resilience within agro-ecosystems.

2012 Agropolis Fondation-Capes Call for Proposals

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Launch of the 2012 Agropolis Fondation-Capes Call for Proposals

The project intends to contribute to strengthening Franco-Brazilian partnership and/or Franco-Brazilian partnership with Africa.
The Call for Proposals (CfP) targets interdisciplinary and integrated approach to plant biology, ecology, products and uses that address development issues concerning the North and the South …