Agrobiodiversity: Lessons for Conservation and Local Development Xalapa, Veracruz. Mexico

51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany This objective of this meeting organised by the Universidad Veracruzana/INECOL/Society for Economic Botany is to present a set of approaches that promote the conservation of agrobiodiversity and its uses in a number of themes such as ethnobotany, community conservation, food production systems, food self-sufficiency, among others. […]

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignity Scoping Workshop

Encouraged by the growing awareness that the well being of future generations can be sustained and enhanced by nurturing the traditional biological and cultural knowledge systems of indigenous and local communities, The Christensen Fund (TCF) is supporting the establishment of an Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty with the active collaboration of three indigenous […]

New website for the Indigenous Food Systems Network

The Indigenous Food Systems Network Website was developed by the WGIFS and is designed to allow individuals and groups involved with Indigenous food related action, research, and policy reform to network and share relevant resources and information. Check it out

Transformation for Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming citizenship – empowering civil society in policy-making

IIED has made available a chapter of the book Towards Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming autonomous food systems. The Chapter is on “Transformation for Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming citizenship – empowering civil society in policy-making. This is a multimedia publication by Dr Michel Pimbert focusing on food and agriculture, and is of great use to decison and policymakers in […]

Beyond ‘band-aids’ for hunger

An interesting article  by Danielle Nierenberg and Biran Halweil. The authors talk about Africa and the world at large having to move beyond food aid and adopt new approaches to agriculture that will nourishes people and the planet. Read the article.

Call Announcements for the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund.

IDRC is pleased to announce two calls for the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (the “Fund”).The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF)  is a joint program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)  and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was created in  2009. It is a 5-year program that funds a wide variety […]