Global survey – Ways and means to conserve and use genetic diversity

Take a surve: CGRFA

On behalf of the Secretariat of FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, PAR with assistance from Bioversity International is carrying out a global survey that would help identify lessons learned about the ways and means to conserve and use genetic diversity to build resilience to climate change in food and agriculture systems.

NUS 2013 call for abstracts

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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

Workshop on Biodiversity and Resilience of Agroecosystems

A workshop organized by CIRAD and Bioversity International that will focus on the role of biodiversity in the management of multiple agroecosystem services in development contexts, and contribution to resilience.

An indicator framework for assessing agro-ecosystem resilience

Taking departure in the theory of resilience in social-ecological systems, this publication presents an analysis and discussion of how resilience theory can be applied to agro-ecosystems. Building on the premise that agro-ecosystems are too complex for resilience to be measured in any precise manner, the authors delineate behavior-based indicators of resilience within agro-ecosystems.

Agrobiodiversity workshop at RIO+20

AgriculturalBiodiversity@knowledged: 16th of June 18.00-19.30 This session focuses on the importance of agricultural biodiversity in addressing the current economic, social and environmental challenges in the agricultural sector. Speakers from around the world will reveal the key factors in accelerating transformations to resilience. Andrew Mushita, Zimbabwe (CTDT) Farmers increasing genetic diversity: Accelerating transformations towards an increase […]

UNDP Equator Prize 2012 – Only TEN DAYS left to nominate outstanding community initiatives!

The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2012, which will recognize 25 outstanding local initiatives that are working to advance sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. All winning initiatives will receive US $5,000, with 10 selected for “special recognition” and a total of US […]