Call for proposals from ITPGR

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The Treaty provides for sharing the benefits of using plant genetic resources for food and agriculture through information-exchange, access to and the transfer of technology, and capacity-building. It also foresees a funding strategy to mobilize funds for activities, plans and programmes to help, small farmers in developing countries.

Call for articles on productive landscapes

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Established in 1991, the European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) aims to ensure that European research contributes to conservation and sustainable use of forest and tree resources in tropical and subtropical countries.

Theory key to gain wider acceptance of participatory agricultural research (PAR) methods.


This is an extracted from a post by Terry Clayton based on contributions by Paul Sillitoe (Durham University) at the Participatory Agricultural Research: Approaches, Design and Evaluation (PARADE) workshop held in Oxford from 9-13 December 2013.

Take part in a Global Survey on NUS research capacity

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Deadline to participate is 7 February 2014
The survey follows from the key policy recommendation of the 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) to strengthen human and institutional capacity for research and value chain development of NUS.

“Enhanced Genepool Utilization” conference is approaching


The deadline to put forward an abstract and participate in the International conference on “ENHANCED GENEPOOL UTILIZATION – Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement” is approaching

International Conference on “Enhanced Genepool Utilization”


Call for abstracts – International Conference on “Enhanced Genepool Utilization – Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement”