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.

Community Seed Banks in Ethiopia: An innovative approach to improving food security

The community seed bank in Chefe Donsa, a village two hours’ drive east of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, collects and preserves the seeds of local crops to ensure farmers have a steady supply of seeds to sow each year.

Forests as Food Producing Habitats

Forest as food producing habitats/Photo: Living Farms

Read this exploratory study carried out by Living Farms to uncover the issues around collection and consumption of uncultivated foods and the extent of dependence of Adivasi / Indigenous communities on such food, for their food and nutrition security. A negelcted potential held by forests that can support livelihoods of the indian Adivasi indigenous communities, and beyond.

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

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, 18 -19 September 2014, Rome

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FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The event brings together international experts in the field of Agroecology and within the new FAO Strategic Framework […]

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition

Cover: Sustainable Fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition

A report developed by a high level panel of experts to address a frequently overlooked but extremely important part of world food and nutrition security: the role and importance of fish in seeking food and nutrition security for all.