LIBERATION, Community of Practice on Ecological Intensification

LIBERATION, an on-line Community of Practice on Ecological Intensification kicks off and we very much look forward in engaging with you to discuss definitions and concepts, build up the knowledge base and broaden an exciting network of scientists

The Indigenous Pollinators Network

An Indigenous Peoples Network on Pollinators to research, foster research alliances, better understand the value of pollinators in terms of ecosystem services, to support self determination and more!
Providing inputs to how the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and the work of modern scientists could be linked more equitably and usefully is one of the objectives of this initiative.

Building trust and innovation at the intersection of formal and informal science

Collaborations spur from trusty relationships and signing a Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) on work to be carried out amongst the parties involved is a valuable step to start-up just alliances. Read about this and how PAR works towards promoting relationship that put farmers and scientists on an equal footing in the project that saw farmers and genebanks enter in an alliance and that banks on communication, participation and equity, conserving diversity and building trust.

Cultivate Diversity!

Written from a science perspective, this handbook targets an audience of scientists in international and national institutions working in the area of agrobiodiversity research and teaching, as well as students and development practitioners involved in transdisciplinary research projects.

Farmers and genebanks, an alliance to save traditional crops

A video on the project on Strengthening the maintenance and use of agrobiodiversity by indigenous and traditional agricultural communities adapting to climate change and that took place in Bolivia and Sarawak, Malaysia

NUS 2013 call for abstracts

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