Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) 2009-2010 Annual Report

Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) is a non-profit making non-governmental organization established in 1995 in Nepal. LIBIRD capitalises on local initiatives to sustainably manage renewable natural resources, and to improve livelihoods of resource-poor people. LI-BIRD is proud to present its annual report for the period from 16 July 2009 to 15 July […]

Identifying and addressing knowledge gaps in agrobiodiversity

The development organizations Hivos and Oxfam Novib are currently developing a knowledge programme on sustainable agriculture and biodiversity management.  The aim of this trajectory is to identify and address knowledge gaps on biodiversity conserving agricultural production that can reduce risks and can improve the livelihoods of rural people living in poverty. The draft report of […]

Agricultural Biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs

This paper provides results about a study on the role that local fruit varieties can play in achieving the dual objectives of food sovereignty and income generation in the Tajik Pamir Mountains. The study was carried out in 3 districts of the Gorno-Badakhshan province to investigate the household consumption and market potential of products derived […]

Call for concept notes- Utilisation of beans.

The High Value Non-Staple Crops Programme of ASARECA seeks concept notes for a regional project entitled,  “Utilisation of bean innovations for food security and improved livelihoods in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA)”. Deadline for application is 22 October 2010 Visit the website to find out more

Agriculture is Prioritised by UN General Assembly on the MDGs

A growing consensus on the importance of agriculture in achieving the Millennium Development Goals has culminated with the announcement that the World Bank will increase its funding to agriculture to between $6 and $8 billion a year over the next three years. This is a big increase from the $4.1 billion pledged annually before 2008 […]

Call for concept notes: sustainable intensification of sorghum-legume based systems

Call for concept notes: sustainable intensification of sorghum-legume based systems for food security and feed to improve livelihoods and adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid areas in Eastern and Central Africa. The Staple Crops Programme of ASARECA seeks concept notes for a regional project whose overall objective is to improve productivity and competitiveness of […]