Strengthening Agrobiodiversity: A Key Adaptation Strategy for Latin America’s Mountain Ecosystems

Evidence and Lessons from Latin America (ELLA), May 2012 With their high levels of agrobiodiversity, Latin American countries are implementing innovative research programmes and policies to conserve native and wild crop and animal species. Their work is helping to both promote diversity and facilitate climate change adaptation. Strengthening Agrobiodiversity: A Key Adaptation Strategy for Latin […]

Gathering on Farmers’ Ecological Knowledge in Spain

Écologie Paysanne, October 18th to 20th 2012 Worldwide, peasant societies have accumulated empirical knowledge in the territory they occupy, the results of centuries of observation and experimentation. Through the concept of “peasant ecological knowledge”, we mark our commitment to the complex relationship between a territory, its natural resources and the persons or communities who live […]

New Report Finds “Alliance-building” Approach Can Stop Rampant Conflict over Land and Water, Increase Farm Production and Restore Degraded Lands, Rivers

Effectiveness of approach seen in Africa’s Sahel and in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, and in dozens of other regions; major agriculture groups call for urgently scaling up “Whole Landscape” approaches ahead of Rio+20

Ecological and socio-cultural factors influencing in situ conservation of crop diversity by traditional Andean households in Peru.

 by Velasquez-Milla D, Casas A, Torres-Guevara J, Cruz-Soriano A. An informative research paper on how ecological, social, and cultural factors are influencing the  loss and conservation of tuber varieties.  Read the abstract

UNDP Equator Prize 2012 – Only TEN DAYS left to nominate outstanding community initiatives!

The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2012, which will recognize 25 outstanding local initiatives that are working to advance sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. All winning initiatives will receive US $5,000, with 10 selected for “special recognition” and a total of US […]

Call for Abstracts: Biodiversity Loss and the Emergence of Infectious Disease

  The call for abstracts for the Planet Under Pressure conference in London in March 2012 is now open In this event members of the ecoHEALTH project will be organising session titled “Biodiversity Loss and the Emergence of Infectious Disease” The overall theme of the session will be: understanding of the complex relationships between biodiversity […]