Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security


By Colin K. Khourya, Anne D. Bjorkmanc, Hannes Dempewolf, Julian Ramirez-Villegas, Luigi Guarino, Andy Jarvis, Loren H. Riesebergd, and Paul C. Struik This publication provides evidence of change in the relative importance of different crop plants in national food supplies worldwide over the past 50 years. Within a global trend of increased overall quantities of […]

2014 Call for applications: IFS Individual Research Grants

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IFS was founded as a Research Council and registered as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Sweden in 1972. IFS receives funding from a portfolio of donors and funders including development organisations and science academies.

Call for data – Nutrition Indicators for Biodiversi​ty. Deadline for submission is 18th November 2013!

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FAO is currently working on the 2013-update of the Nutrition Indicators for Biodiversity (NIB), namely the Indicator on food composition and on food consumption.  Briefly, the Indicators have been developed to raise the awareness of biodiversity in nutrition and agriculture, and represent a simply count of foods that are considered ‘biodiverse’, i.e. foods identified: below species […]

New course on agriculture and nutrition linkages, 18-29 November 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation, is introducing a new course -  New International course on Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages  which will be held in Addis Ababa from 18-29 November 2013. The overall aim of the course is to contribute to improving nutrition by mainstreaming nutrition into  agricultural development programmes.   Click here for more information.  

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

Innovation needs no boundaries: biodiversity through partnership

Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey have joined forces under the umbrella of the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition project to explore how best to promote nutritionally-rich species and, by so-doing, develop and conserve them.
An initiative funded by GEF and coordinated by Bioversity International