Learning about ANDESCROP

The objective of Andescrop is to improve food security in the Andean region by developing methods for sustainable use of Andean plant genetic resources, soil, water and biodiversity, and by linking small-scale producers to modern markets.

Another priority is strengthening local research capacity and developing human resources for continued and innovative research and development in the Andean crops.

The First Global Soil Week , 18-22 November 2012, Berlin, Germany

This event  will provide a platform to initiate follow-up actions on land and soil-related decisions made at the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference and will take place within the framework of the FAO’s Global Soil Partnership. The First Global Soil Week offers a forum of interactive exchange and dialogue. Stakeholders from science, government, business and civil […]

PAR/IPSI events before and during COP11 of the CBD

The Satoyama Initiative aims to conserve sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes; SEPL) through broader global recognition of their value. The partnership, IPSI, comprises organisations committed to support SEPL for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being through the implementation of their respective activities PAR is a member of the partnership and will be […]

The Platform’s coordinator speaks on IPBES.

Toby Hodgkin,  the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research’s coordinator speaks about the necessity and importance of bringing together science and policy in order to inform decision making.  IPBES  will be an interface between the scientific community and policy makers that aims to build capacity for and strengthen the use of science in policy making. Watch the […]

The first Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI)

The first Global Conference of IPSI, consisting of the Assembly, Public Forum, and the Steering Committee meeting, was held in Aichi, Japan, 10-11 March 2011. The IPSI, an international platform launched at the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), facilitates the implementation of activities identified […]

CIFSRF – Next call for concept notes on food security coming soon!

IDRC is pleased to announce that the next open competitive call for concept notes as part of the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) will be launched in late January 2011. The CIFSRF comprises of a 5-year, CA$62-million fund that seeks to support  research partnerships between Canadian and developing-country research organizations to apply research […]