Course in Spanish “Pollination and Conservation of Genetic Diversity in Fruit Crops” in Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia – inscription now open until August 31st

Pouteria caimito (abiu in portugese)-  a tropical fruit tree native to the Amazonian region of South America

A course in Spanish language on pollination and conservation of genetic diversity in Native American fruit crops will be held in Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia from 10-14th of October 2016. The course is organized by the Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea with headquarters in Málaga, Spain, and aims to facilitate training for both interested […]

Agrobiodiversity- the key to food security, climate adaptation and resilience

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It is a known fact that agrobiodiversity not only plays a crucial role in food security and nutrition, but also provides environmental services which makes it critical to the sustainability, resilience and adaptability of agricultural production systems.

Call for proposals: Strengthening the Capacity of African Countries to Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of African Animal Genetic Resources

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The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical office reporting to the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the AU Commission. The Institution is mandated to support and coordinate the improvement of Animal Resources (livestock, fisheries and wildlife) as a resource for human well-being in the member states of […]

Community Seed Banks – Origins, Evolution and Prospects

Community Seed Banks - Origins, Evolution and Prospects (Earthscan/Routledge in association with Bioversity International)

A new book published by Earthscan/Routledge in association with Bioversity International, Community Seed Banks – Origins, Evolution and Prospects, provides for the first time a global review of their development, including a wide range of case studies.

Book launch: “Coping with climate change – the roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture”

Cover: Coping with climate change – the roles of genetic resources for food and agriculture

Genetic resources for food and agriculture play a crucial role in food security, nutrition and livelihoods and in the provision of environmental services. They are key components of sustainability, resilience and adaptability in production systems. They underpin the ability of crops, livestock, aquatic organisms and forest trees to withstand a range of adverse conditions. Thanks […]

CGRFA-15 Regular Session Updates

CGRFA-15 Regular Session, FAO, Rome, Italy / Photo credit: IISD Reporting Services

The 15th Regular Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA-15) is taking place this week, until Friday 23 January 2015, in FAO, Rome, Italy. PAR participated in the Special event that took place last Friday 16 January 2015 on Food Security and Genetic Resources. You can read a report […]