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.

Gathering on Farmers’ Ecological Knowledge in Spain

Écologie Paysanne, October 18th to 20th 2012 Worldwide, peasant societies have accumulated empirical knowledge in the territory they occupy, the results of centuries of observation and experimentation. Through the concept of “peasant ecological knowledge”, we mark our commitment to the complex relationship between a territory, its natural resources and the persons or communities who live […]

IAASTD findings available on a new website “”

The Foundation on Future Farming and Biovision have recently launched the new website The site makes the findings of the International Assessment of Agriculture Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) available by topics and offers updated figures, background information, further reading and news and includes material on current topics such as land-grabbing and […]

Professor to speak on agrobiodiversity and indigenous knowledge

A seminar on Indigenous Knowledge Human-Environmental Change and Agrobiodiversity at Penn state University
Professor Zimmerer is a geographer and an environmental and earth-systems scientist, whose research, teaching and outreach are centered on global human-environmental change …

Summary Report of the just-ended IPBES meeting.

The first session of the plenary meeting on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)  held at UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya came to an end on the 7th of October 2011.  Discussions during this five-day meeting ranged from the  functions and operating principles of the platform; the legal issues […]

Local agrobiodiversity and traditional knowledge need to be preserved

By Kurbonali Partoev, Makhmadzamon Sulangov, Kurbonali Melikov and Asomiddin Jumakhmadov An informative publication on research findings from an investigation conducted by the staff members of the Institute of botany, plant physiology and genetics of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Institute of Gardening and Vegetable growing, the Academy of agricultural sciences […]