A new Bio-Economy web site is born

Harvesting rooibos in the Koue Bokkeveld, Western Cape Province, South Africa / Photo: Rachel Wynberg

A web-platform for researchers, policy-makers and students to engage with and learn more about approaches within the bio-economy that facilitate poverty reduction in a manner that is socially just and environmentally sustainable

Forests as Food Producing Habitats

Forest as food producing habitats/Photo: Living Farms

Read this exploratory study carried out by Living Farms to uncover the issues around collection and consumption of uncultivated foods and the extent of dependence of Adivasi / Indigenous communities on such food, for their food and nutrition security. A negelcted potential held by forests that can support livelihoods of the indian Adivasi indigenous communities, and beyond.

Course – Contemporary approaches to genetic resources conservation and use

Photo credit: Wageningen UR

Modern production and marketing of agricultural crops depend on a limited number of genetically uniform varieties that deliver uniform food products. With this approach becoming global, genetic diversity is endangered. Worldwide, strategies are developed to conserve genetic resources. This course provides state-of-the-art insight into various plant genetic resources management strategies and relevant policies.

Third Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) March 16-18 2015, Montpellier, France

Logo: Climate-Smart Agriculture 2015 - Global Science Conference

According to the FAO, Climate smart agriculture (CSA)  is a way to achieve short and long term agricultural development priorities in the face of climate change and serve as an integrator to other development priorities. It seeks to support countries and other actors in securing the necessary policy, technical and financial conditions to enable them […]

Governance for Justice & Environmental Sustainability

Governance for Justice & Environmental Sustainability

This book is concerned with enhancing the understanding of governance in relation to social justice and environmental sustainability across a range of natural resource sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Declaration of women and men farmers for the IYFF

IYFF logo

From the IYFF meeting in Abu Dhabi “Family Farming can and must become the cornerstone of solid sustainable rural development, conceived of as an integral part of the global and harmonised development of each nation and each people while preserving the environment and natural resources”.