Strengthening Support for Smallholder Farmer-led Seed systems

A multitude of institutions from a range of African countries met up to find synergies and ways to strengthen support for small farmer-led seed systems. The overarching aim of the seminar was to explore the interface between informal and formal systems of seed management, knowledge, research and innovation, from local systems at grassroots level to the more formalised systems that exist in universities, research institutions and the private sector.

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