Conference: Agro biodiversity and the food sovereignty – Pamir, Tajikistan

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.

An idea for adaptation to climate changes in villages adjoining the Teesta River at Lalmonirhat district, Bangladesh

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 […]

Understanding climate change from below, addressing barriers from above.

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 […]

Wheat rust tracking site launched.

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 […]