The programme of the The Global Seed Conservation Challenge will focus on engaging the global botanic garden community in the conservation of species not already in secure ex situ collections. The Coordinator will be based at the BGCI offices in Kew, but will also work closely with staff from the MSBP, located at Wakehurst Place in West Sussex.
The Treaty provides for sharing the benefits of using plant genetic resources for food and agriculture through information-exchange, access to and the transfer of technology, and capacity-building. It also foresees a funding strategy to mobilize funds for activities, plans and programmes to help, small farmers in developing countries.
The deadline to put forward an abstract and participate in the International conference on “ENHANCED GENEPOOL UTILIZATION – Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement” is approaching
An update on the preparation of The First Report on the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture (SoWBFA)
Collaborations spur from trusty relationships and signing a Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) on work to be carried out amongst the parties involved is a valuable step to start-up just alliances. Read about this and how PAR works towards promoting relationship that put farmers and scientists on an equal footing in the project that saw farmers and genebanks enter in an alliance and that banks on communication, participation and equity, conserving diversity and building trust.
Call for abstracts – International Conference on “Enhanced Genepool Utilization – Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement”