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)

Request for comments on the draft guide “Integrating protected areas within wider landscapes, seascapes and sectoral plans and strategies”

 The Convention on Biological Diversity is calling for peer review of the draft “Guide to integrating protected areas within wider landscapes, seascapes and sectoral plans and strategies” . The guide provides practical approaches, case studies, and examples of integrating protected areas into wider land and seascapes Download the notification (pdf) Deadline for contributions is the […]

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 […]

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) partners with Global Environment Facility, (GEF) on the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity

The Global Environment Facility, (GEF) the largest multilateral donor protecting global biodiversity and a pioneer in supporting innovative tools and mechanisms to ensure sustainable conservation, will join forces with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to spur binding action by decision-makers to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity, stop species loss, and maintain vital ecosystem goods […]

1st International IFOAM Conference on Animal and Plant Breeding – "Breeding Diversity" USA Sante Fe, New Mexico,

This conference provides for the opportunity to revive traditional knowledge from the global North and South and connect it with the current international organic research. Through the fusion of traditional breeding knowledge and newly developed organic breeding methods, there is a great opportunity of intercultural learning and also valuing knowledge which was kept through generations […]

International Seed Treaty , 3rd session of the Governing Body, Tunis, 1 – 5 June 2009

The International Seed Treaty Governing Body (GB3) met in Tunisia 1-5 June 2009 to discuss the implementaion of Farmers Collective Rights to defend on-farm conservation and development of agricultural biodiversity. Click here to know  more about the progress made.