Crop Wild relatives are essential components of natural and agricultural ecosystems and hence are indispensable for maintaining ecosystem health.Their conservation and sustainable use is very important for improving agricultural production, increasing food security, and maintaining a healthy environment.
Fostering seed security responses that work for vulnerable farmers. International coalition launches public resource website: SeedSystem.org
Video about traditional crop genetic diversity for food security.
Integrating Traditional Crop Genetic Diversity into Technology: Using a Biodiversity Portfolio Approach to Buffer against Unpredictable Environmental Change in the Nepal Himalayas is a project funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF)
From IIED blog some good news on alliances and exchanges of knowledge and materials between indigenous mountain communities to explore the impacts of climatic changes on food systems, and the responses needed.
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.