agroBIODIVERSITY a Cross-Cutting Network of DIVERSITAS

A NEW SCIENCE AGENDA FOR BIODIVERSITY IN SUPPORT OF SUSTAINABLE AGROECOSYSTEMS The agroBIODIVERSITY cross-cutting network network of DIVERSITAS aims to inspire and facilitate interdisciplinary research for understanding the role of biological diversity in agricultural landscapes. The activities span the continuum from basic to applied research across eight benchmark sites worldwide and include adaptive land management […]

Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignity

International Training Workshop: Methods and Processes for Establishing Indigenous Biocultural Territories (IBCT) as Agrobiodiversity Conservation Areas 20-29 September 2009 The Potato Park, Pisac, Cusco, Peru From 20-29 September 2009 a group of farmers and scientists from Ethiopia and Peru met in the Potato Park, Pisac, in the Department of Cusco, Peru to engage in cross-cultural […]

Revealing the Appeal and Potential of Agricultural Biodiversity for Africa: Status, Trends and Outlook for Future” Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Call for expressions of interest is now open. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in partnership with its four sub-Regional Organizations (CORAF/WECARD, ASARECA, SADC-FANR, NASRO), and Bioversity International will be organizing a conference on agricultural biodiversity in Africa, back-to-back with the Africa Science Week and FARA General Assembly to be held in Ouagadougou, […]

New brochure: Learning Agrobiodiversity in Universities

Bioversity International has published a brochure titled:  “Learning Agrobiodiversity: the importance of agricultural biodiversity and the role of universities” Agrobiodiversity is an important area of science and policy, yet it rarely features in university curricula. This brief discusses the need to build human and institutional capacity in the subject. Download the brochure (pdf)

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)

Diverseeds Documentary Film out NOW

In agriculture, the widespread adoption of a few improved varieties has narrowed the genetic base of important food crops and led to the disappearance of hundreds of landraces. Conserving and using plant genetic diversity is vital in meeting the world’s future development needs in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. This documentary made by the Organisation for […]