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The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Custodians of diversity: Ethiopia’s small farmers participate in conservation

Source: The Guardian

Based on approaches promoted by Dr. Melaku Worede who is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in plant genetic research and his role in restoring Ethiopia’s food security. Dr Worede and his staff collected and safely stored a considerable amount of Ethiopia’s seeds and plant materials and in the process established one of the world’s best genetic conservation systems!

Women, seed banks and climate change

Source:  Women's Feature Services

Grain and seed banks run by women, in Sunderbans, make the difference between starvation and food security for millions in one of the worst climate hotspots of the world.

Seeds and Peasant Autonomy

Promoting the conservation and protection of crop biodiversity. Seeds, political and legal questions relevant to their conservation, and to the one of agricultural biodiversity as a whole.

Global survey – Ways and means to conserve and use genetic diversity

Take a surve: CGRFA

On behalf of the Secretariat of FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, PAR with assistance from Bioversity International is carrying out a global 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.

Recruiting a Coordinator for the International Plant Sentinel Network

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the world’s largest plant conservation network, is recruiting a coordinator for a newly established International Plant Sentinel Network (IPSN)