Integrating Traditional Crop Genetic Diversity for Mountain Food Security

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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)

IIED, Asociacion ANDES and ISE are supporting a series of dialogues

Mountains such as the Andes, in Peru, are among the regions most affected by climate change (Photo: David Stanley via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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.

Deadline for Equator Prize nomination is close!

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Conserving potato agrobiodiversity: Top-down and bottom-up approach needed

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Mashed, smashed and fried, Americans love potatoes, but only a few varieties are grown in much of North American agriculture. In South America, where potatoes originated, more than 5,000 varieties continue to exist. Th

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.

Equator Prize 2014 Call for Nomination​s

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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.