Agricultural Production, Dietary Diversity, and Climate Variability


A new Policy Research Working Paper released by the World Bank, which helps to fill a key gap in the evidence on the relationship between productivity and consumption. The study investigates the effect of production on dietary diversity and diet composition through both agricultural revenue and crop production.

Trees on farms: an update and reanalysis of agroforestry’s global extent and socio-ecological characteristics

Global percentage of tree cover in the years 2008–2010 (averaged)

New publication from the World Agroforestry Centre: Trees on farms – an update and reanalysis of agroforestry’s global extent and socio-ecological characteristics.

Agriculture and Climate Change – Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty

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15 – 17 February 2015, NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands The conference Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity in the face of climate change. Abstracts for oral and poster […]

Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security


By Colin K. Khourya, Anne D. Bjorkmanc, Hannes Dempewolf, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Luigi Guarino, Andy Jarvis, Loren H. Riesebergd, and Paul C. Struik This publication provides evidence of change in the relative importance of different crop plants in national food supplies worldwide over the past 50 years. Within a global trend of increased overall quantities of […]

Ethno and Economic Botany contributing to the achievement of the GSPC

Calling for A Global Program on Conservation of Useful Plants and Traditional Knowledge to address the tragic loss of plant diversity and for the development of a concerted effort worldwide to address the loss of essential knowledge about plants and their uses, especially at the level of local communities.

Call for Abstracts – First Internationl Conference on Global Food Security

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A call for abstracts for the First International Conference on Global Food Security