“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
Report on the international conference on Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty which took place in Pamir, Takikistan, on 5th-6th-7th June 2011.
Over 50 participants among scientists, farmers, representatives of local communities and of public and international organizations, state authorities from Mountain – Badahshan Autonomous Region of Republic Tajikistan, discussed the ways to cope with the threats that are damaging and reducing biodiversity in order to preserve it.
By Fardous Mohammad Safiul Azam River bank erosion is one of the common phenomenons in the northern part of Bangladesh, which includes Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Nilphamari and Kurigram districts. The villagers, (whose life mainly depends on agriculture) living beside the Teesta river that runs through in Lalmonirhat district, are one of the direct victims of […]
Practical experience and learning from a community-based adaptation project in Bangladesh. By M Sajid Raihan, M Jahedul Huq, Nana Gerstrøm Alsted and Manja Hoppe Andreasen The book is an outcome of an action research project on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA-DRR). Although climate change is a global problem, its impacts are felt […]
FAO has launched a new website to track the advance of Ug99 the devastating strain of wheat stem rust disease and other wheat rusts amid concern the fungus is on the march across Africa and could head toward South Asia. The aim of “Rust SPORE” is to deliver up-to-date information on the status of wheat […]