NUS 2013 call for abstracts

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Calling for abstracts that need to be in by 15 July 2013!
The 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) for a Food-Secure Africa will take place in Ghana next September 2013 and will address the three themes of: (i) Resilience of agricultural and livelihood systems, (ii)Upgrading value chains of neglected and underutilized species and (iii) Creating an enabling policy environment

Slow Food and FAO join forces

On 15 May 2013 the two organisations signed a three-year agreement to target smallholders and biodiversity

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 […]

Mainstreaming Agro-Biodiversity into the Farming System in Ethiopia

An inception workshop was held in Ethiopia to introduce the project  “Mainstreaming Agro–Biodiversity into the Farming System” According to National Project Coordinator, the project is expected to provide farming communities with incentives (policies, capacity, markets and knowledge) to mainstream conservation of agro-biodiversity, including crop wild relatives into the farming systems of Ethiopia. The goal of […]

‘Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of sub-Saharan Africa’ Kigali, Rwanda

The CIALCA Consortium and the CGIAR Consortium Research Programme (CRP) on the Humid Tropics have the pleasure of announcing an international conference on the ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of sub-Saharan Africa’, to be convened in Kigali, Rwanda from 24-27 October 2011. The conference aims to take stock of […]

Making the most of agricultural investment: A survey of business models that provide opportunities for smallholders.

A publication about the range of business models that can be used to structure agricultural investments in lower- and middle-income countries, and that provide an alternative to large-scale land acquisitions. Such include a wide range of more collaborative arrangements between investors and local smallholders and communities, such as diverse types of contract farming schemes, joint […]