PAR/IPSI events before and during COP11 of the CBD

The Satoyama Initiative aims to conserve sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes; SEPL) through broader global recognition of their value. The partnership, IPSI, comprises organisations committed to support SEPL for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being through the implementation of their respective activities PAR is a member of the partnership and will be […]

The 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity

PAR will be participating in the 11th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to be held in Hyderabad from 8th-19th October, 2012. COP is held every two years, providing an important opportunity to review and discuss developments on the conservation of all aspects of biodiversity. It brings together the […]

Who is working on agricultural biodiversity?

If you are organizing activities to promote agricultural biodiversity we would like to hear from you.
Bioversity International is carrying out a short survey in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

- Who is working on agricultural biodiversity?
- Quien esta trabajando en agrobiodiversidad?
- Qui travaille sur la biodiversité agricole?
- Quem trabalha no agro-biodiversidade?

CFF Newsletter launched

Crops for the Future (CFF), an international partnership organisation undertaking research and information management to foster greater use of Neglected and Underutilised Species (NUS) has recently launched a monthly newsletter with much useful information on NUS regarding crop research, events, training opportunities and literature reviews.

UNGA High Level Event on Desertification Provides Input to COP 10 and UNCSD.

                                             UN General Assembly (UNGA), the UNGA convened a High-level Meeting on addressing desertification, land degradation and drought in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. The outcome of the deliberations will feed into the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the […]

The Platform’s coordinator speaks on IPBES.

Toby Hodgkin,  the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research’s coordinator speaks about the necessity and importance of bringing together science and policy in order to inform decision making.  IPBES  will be an interface between the scientific community and policy makers that aims to build capacity for and strengthen the use of science in policy making. Watch the […]