Electronic consultation on Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems for Development

FAO, IICA, IFAD and Embrapa invite interested individuals to participate in  electronic consultation on Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems for Development: The way forward for sustainable production intensification to be held during February 2010.  This consultation  will set the stage for a face-to-face workshop in Brazil to be held 23-26 March 2010. The topics for discussion are:  Promising […]

Recognising and enhancing local innovation in managing agricultural biodiversity

A 2009 publication by Fetien Abay, Edson Gandarillas, Pratap Shrestha, Ann Waters-Bayer & Mariana Wongtschowski. The article focuses on how the  innovativeness of local people in managing agrobiodiversity  changes over time. It looks at the  current dynamics of indigenous knowledge (IK): how farmers, on their own initiative, develop new ways of using and managing genetic […]

Grassroots Voices: Linking farmers' movements for advocacy and practice

Over the last thirty years the farmers in these networks have demonstrated their capacity to share information and knowledge. Their commitment to agroecological agriculture has resulted in a body of agrarian demands specific to sustainable peasant agriculture. It is now common among these farmers to hear the term food sovereignty. However, because most of these […]

Bridging Managed and Natural Landscapes – The role of traditional (agri)culture in maintaining the diversity and resilience of natural ecosystems

During the recent DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference in Cape Town, which had as its theme “Biodiversity and Society: understanding connections, adapting to change,” we presented this poster on the connections between agricultural and wild landscapes. The poster urges conservation scientists and protected area managers to see agricultural communities, and the landscapes they create, as integral to […]

Ecoagriculture Partners' Side event at 2nd World Agroforestry Congress in Nairobi, Kenya

Ecoagriculture Partners is pleased to announce its policy focused side event, “Ecoagriculture Landscapes: Mobilizing Action Together” on Thursday, 27 August 2009 at the 2nd World Agroforestry Congress in Nairobi, Kenya.  Ecoagriculture Partners is an international NGO working to promote development of ‘ecoagriculture landscapes’ that produce abundant food, rural livelihoods and ecosystem services. We partner with […]

International conference on Food Policy and Sustainability University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy

A unique opportunity to examine the themes of food production, sustainability, and ecology, open to all those working in the field—entrepreneurs, teachers, students, and other organizational representatives. The Structure: The conference comprises 2 plenary sessions and 1 day of workshops centered on 8 key questions pertaining to each of the respective disciplines, all culminating in […]