Call for expressions of interest is now open. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in partnership with its four sub-Regional Organizations (CORAF/WECARD, ASARECA, SADC-FANR, NASRO), and Bioversity International will be organizing a conference on agricultural biodiversity in Africa, back-to-back with the Africa Science Week and FARA General Assembly to be held in Ouagadougou, […]
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 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 […]
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), an apex agricultural research organization in Africa, in recognition of the need for highly focused advocacy to focus research investment and development on optimizing the conservation and use of Africa’s agricultural held a Stakeholders Consultative Workshop in Accra, Ghana on the 5th of June 2009 FARA, with technical […]
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.
by Sara J. Scherr and Sajal Sthapit. Ecoagriculture Partners has released a new report “Mitigating Climate Change Through Food and Land Use” for the Worldwatch Report 179. Agriculture, forestry, and other changes in land use are responsible for more than 30 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Despite advances in the energy sector, the only […]