International Workshop on Statistical and Spatial Analysis of Diversity Data: Towards a Better Understanding and Use of Underutilized Plant and Tree Genetic Resources’. Bamako, Mali

The objective of the Workshop is to strengthen the capacity of young scientists to use statistical, GIS and modeling techniques for analysis of diversity data on underutilized plants and tree genetic resources. The knowledge to analyse plant morphological/molecular diversity, distribution and relationships with the environment will be provided by using modern state-of-the-art tools. Practical exercises […]

3rd Governing Body Meeting of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The 3rd Governing Body Meeting of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held in Tunis . The Treaty, which seeks to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from their use, has now […]

Descriptors for Farmer’s knowledge of plants

The list of Descriptors for Farmer’s knowledge of plants, is a first attempt to combine a documentation system traditionally used in controlled environments (genebanks, breeding institutes) with an approach that involves people and their knowledge ‘in the field’. We hope that this list, which is the result of many years of review of fieldwork by […]

Abdou-Salam Oueadrogo Fellowship, 2009

Abdou-Salam Oueadrogo Fellowship Bioversity’s Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship offers support for research on conservation and use of forest genetic resources. It involves linking young African scientists with international research institutions in forestry and natural resources management. Deadline for application: 30 June 2009 Visit the website for more information: