Local foods pave the way… Updates on the BFN Project

The properties of many African leafy vegetables in Kenya remain unexplored. Photo: Bioversity/D.Hunter

Malnutrition continues to be a persistent challenge and solutions such as fortification and biofortification are widely promoted as cost effective solutions to global undernutrition problems. Partners of the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project (BFN Project), however, continue reminding us that nature provides an abundance of wild and cultivated food species that can be used as an equally valid alternative for the promotion of good nutrition and health.

Framing Biodiversity and Health in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development - Pyeongchang, Korea 2014

In the context of the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR), represented by Dr Pablo Eyzaguirre, participated into a side-event jointly organized by the CBD Secretariat, the World Health Organization (WHO), Bioversity International and others to discuss thematic issues included in the advanced draft of the soon-to-be launched State of Knowledge Review on Biodiversity and Human Health

Framing Biodiversity and Health in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development - Pyeongchang, Korea 2014

In the context of the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12), the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR), represented by Dr Pablo Eyzaguirre, participated into a side-event on “Framing Biodiversity and Health in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.

CBD Notification 2014-105 – Peer review of the State of Knowledge Review on the Interlinkages between Biodiversity and Human Health

Convention on Biological Diversity - CBD - logo

The Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD)  in collaboration with WHO and other partners are in the process of finalizing a State of Knowledge Review on Biodiversity and Health Inter-linkages. The draft chapters of the State of Knowledge review have been posted on the CBD website for peer review. They can be accessed at http://www.cbd.int/en/health/stateofknowledge  and […]

Livestock Keepers’ Rights on the roll?

Will indigenous and local livestock keepers conserving precious biodiversity ever be heard and given the rights that they have under existing international legal frameworks?

“Will indigenous and local livestock keepers conserving precious biodiversity ever be heard and given rights?” This is just one of the items posted by the Knowledge Programme on Agriculture, Biodiversity and Climate Change. Read the whole story Livestock Keepers’ Rights on the roll? and many others on ikrweb, a blog on Animal Cultures by Ilse […]

Biodiversity-Climate Change Nexus highlited by UNEP-WCMC

Policy Brief

The UN Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) issued a policy brief explaining the importance of integrating biodiversity concerns in climate change policies, programmes and projects and presenting recommendations and tools for achieving synergies.