Rotational Farming and Underutilized Species

How does rotational farming contribute to the promotion of underutilized species? And what is its link with the protection of agrobiodiversity? These and other relevant issues are the object of a paper on “The Role of Rotational Farming in Promoting Underutilized Species” which has been authored by Dr Prasert Trakansuphakon, phd and Executive Director of IKAP, […]

Kolkata Seed Festival calls for stressing on collective heritage of agro-biodiversity

The Kolkata Seed Festival, the first of its kind in eastern India, was hosted by this city from April 27 to 29. Its focus was on celebrating and conserving India’s rich heritage of crop diversity.

Chepang Food Culture: Contribution of Wild Edible and Neglected Plant Species

Chepangs are an indigenous ethnic group living in central and southern Nepal. Amongst the agricultural systems practiced, shifting cultivation.  Chepangs live in the proximity of forests, depending upon it for food and other livelihood needs. This publication brings together the traditional knowledge of the Chepang people regarding the wild edible and neglected plant species. Similarly, […]

The value of plant genetic diversity to resource-poor farmers in Nepal and Vietnam

From the abstract on line   Genetic resources for food and agriculture are the biological basis of world food and nutrition security; and they directly or indirectly support the livelihoods of over 2.5 billion people. [...] The economic value of genetic diversity for productivity and yield traits is discussed in the literature. However, it is […]

Strengthening the indigenous network in Banaue, The Philippines

As part of its effort to learn from the ground up, the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty held its first Asia Convening Workshop in Banaue, a town of rice terraces of the Cordillera Region in The Philippines, from 23 to 28 January 2012. Organized and hosted by Tebtebba, the meeting brought together 43 […]

Sustainable food security amidst Indian land rush.

 “Land is becoming a diminishing resource for agriculture, in spite of a growing understanding that the future of food security will depend upon the sustainable management of land resources as well as the conservation of prime farmland for agriculture ” says M.S.Swaminathan . Read the full article