Biodiversity conservation: Accounting for the diversity of values in nature and society

by Franz W. Gatzweiler February 2009, Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung  (Center for Development Research University of Bonn) Some interesting findings in the policy brief : Biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation have led to economic losses which dwarf the losses of the current financial crisis. Biodiversity loss involves high risks and irreversibilities for current and future generations. […]

McKnight Foundation CCRP (Collaborative Crop Research Programme) Call for Concept Notes

The McKnight Foundation CCRP ( Collaborative Crop Research Programme) has issued two calls for concept notes within the West Africa and East and Horn of Africa specifically East Africa (Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia) and the other West Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger). Potential themes per region are : East Africa Themes: Increasing cropping system […]

Sustaining Local Food Systems, Agricultural Biodiversity and Livelihoods

- a project of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) The decentralised management of agricultural biodiversity by farmers and their communities is increasingly seen as a prerequisite for sustaining food systems, livelihoods and environments. ( The term “farmers” is used here to include people who grow crops and harvest tree products as well […]

Global food crisis will deepen without action to support small farmers, warns Fairtrade Foundation

Efforts to tackle the global food crisis will fail without urgent action to support small farmers in developing countries, says the Fairtrade Foundation in a new report launched today, The Global Food Crisis and Fairtrade: Small farmers, big solutions? Read more:

PROINPA clinches two awards at the "Innovations in Agricultural Marketing Workshop (Feb 12-13, 2009) in La Paz"

The Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research would like to congratulate  the PROINPA Foundation on winning  two awards in the Innovations in Agricultural Marketing workshop held in La Paz in  February 2009. The objectives of the event were to : a) Present experiences and learning in agricultural sales and marketing, b) to exchange ideas on marketing and c) Develop […]