Debate: Livestock services: free or fee?

In the 1990s, when privatisation was the buzzword, many countries commercialised the provision of livestock services, such as vaccinations, advice and training. Has privatisation helped farmers? Or should governments remain responsible for livestock services in order to benefit society as a whole, and the poor in particular? Join the debate.

Call For Papers.

Call for papers: Payment for Ecosystem Services in Conservation: Performance and Prospects An opportunity to publish in a themed issue of Environmental Conservation. Manuscript submission deadline: 31st October 2010, Publication of themed issue: around June 2011 (to be confirmed).  For further details, see the attached PDF file.  Call for papers: Biodiversity and Poverty Alleviation An opportunity […]

Communities and their agrobiodiversity: Priorities for agriculture in Uttarakhand Himalaya, India

Authors : Farooquee, Nehal A.; Maikhuri, R.K The authors talk about how traditional agrobiodiversity management plays a key role in coping with the uncertainties prevailing in the Himalaya. This publication describes the general characteristics of agrobiodiversity, its significance, status, rate of change and causal factors, ecological, social and policy dimensions and their impacts on agrobiodiversity […]

Transformation for Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming citizenship – empowering civil society in policy-making

IIED has made available a chapter of the book Towards Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming autonomous food systems. The Chapter is on “Transformation for Food Sovereignty: Reclaiming citizenship – empowering civil society in policy-making. This is a multimedia publication by Dr Michel Pimbert focusing on food and agriculture, and is of great use to decison and policymakers in […]

Electronic consultation on Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems for Development

FAO, IICA, IFAD and Embrapa invite interested individuals to participate in  electronic consultation on Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems for Development: The way forward for sustainable production intensification to be held during February 2010.  This consultation  will set the stage for a face-to-face workshop in Brazil to be held 23-26 March 2010. The topics for discussion are:  Promising […]