Job Opportunity – Community Facilitator for Agrobiodiversity project, Phillipines

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Vacancy Opening for a Community Facilitator in the Dynamic Conservation and Sustainable Use of Agro-Biodiversity in Traditional Agro-Ecosystems of the Philippines Project The Project aims to conserve globally important agrobiodiversity (of rice, mung bean, taro, yam, banana, Manila hemp and others) in traditional agro-ecosystems. It will have an agroecosystem and landscape perspective, maintaining the provision […]

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: […]

Custodian farmers

Custodian farmers of agricultural biodiversity, selected profiles from South and South East Asia

Proceedings of the workshop on custodian farmers of agricultural biodiversity, 11-12 February 2013, New Delhi, India

Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

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A book that re-examines the interactions between this ancient farming system of shifting cultivation with the more modern problems of climate change and biodiversity loss across the Asia – Pacific region, and presents contributions by over 100 scholars from around the world.

Of Food, Culture and Identity

Indigenous food and issues of food sovereignty discussed during food festival organized as part of Western Ghats civil society Conclave at Mahabaleshwar India, provided a context in which tribal people could share wider concerns about environmental sustainability, political sovereignty and preservation of traditional culture, and also interact with other conclave participants from the position of specialists and experts in their own field.

Swiss to Extend Agro-Biodiversity Initiative in Laos

By Khamphone Syvongxay, Vientiane Times The Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) will provide Laos US$6.3 million to continue the work of the Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (Tabi) project. Phase I was undertaken within 13 development village groups totalling 104 villages in the Phoukoud district, the Xieng Khuang province, the Phonxay district, and the Luang Prabang province.  […]