IPBES Call for nomination of experts

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The Chair of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in a letter dated 5 February 2015 has called for nominations for experts for: the regional and sub-regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services (Deliverable 2b); the thematic assessment of land degradation and restoration (Deliverable 3bi); the scoping for a global assessment of […]

Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship: Call for the 2015

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Bioversity International is inviting applications for research on grain species relevant to both Australia and the applicant’s home country. The fellowship, up to US$ 20,000 for a research project of up to 12 months duration. Deadline for applications is 28 February 2015.

Global Survey – ways and means to conserve and use genetic diversity

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At its last meeting the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture requested its Secretariat to carry out a survey that would help identify “Lessons learned about the ways and means to conserve and use genetic diversity to build resilience to climate change in food and agriculture systems”. This survey was carried out […]

A new Bio-Economy web site is born

Harvesting rooibos in the Koue Bokkeveld, Western Cape Province, South Africa / Photo: Rachel Wynberg

A web-platform for researchers, policy-makers and students to engage with and learn more about approaches within the bio-economy that facilitate poverty reduction in a manner that is socially just and environmentally sustainable

15th Regular Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is coming up!

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The 15th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held from 19-23 January 2015 at FAO, Rome, Italy. The meeting will cover subjects such as: Cross-sectorial matters, including the State of the World Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture, target and indicators for biodiversity for food and agriculture, Access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources for food and agriculture, Biodiversity and Nutrition, Application and integration of biotechnologies for the conservation and sustainable utilization of genetic resources for food and agriculture, Climate change and genetic resources for food and agriculture; Animal genetic resources; Forest genetic resources; Plant genetic resources; Aquatic genetic resources; Micro-organism and invertebrates; Implementation of the Multi-year Programme of Work; and Cooperation with international instruments and organizations.

Fifth IPSI Global Conference (IPSI-5) and IPSI side-event at CBD COP-12

Participants to the 5th IPSI Global Conference, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, 4-5 October 2014 / The Satoyama Initiative

Dr. Pablo Eyzaguirre, from the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research and Bioversity International presented the “Indicators of resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS): Indicators for managing renewable resources in pastures and seascapes” at a International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) side-event during the recent meeting of the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-12) in October in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. Dr. Eyzaguirre also moderated another side event during COP-12, hosted by the United Nations University Institute for Advances Studies on Sustainability (UNU-IAS) entitled “Mobilizing Resources for Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Production Landscapes and Seascapes”.