Seeds and Peasant Autonomy

Promoting the conservation and protection of crop biodiversity. Seeds, political and legal questions relevant to their conservation, and to the one of agricultural biodiversity as a whole.

Genetic Resources Policy blog

The Genetic Resources Policy blog, initiated in February 2012, features a new project supporting implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in a number of countries. The blog focuses mainly on issues related to the multilateral system of access and benefit-sharing in the project countries, and makes links to […]

Kolkata Seed Festival calls for stressing on collective heritage of agro-biodiversity

The Kolkata Seed Festival, the first of its kind in eastern India, was hosted by this city from April 27 to 29. Its focus was on celebrating and conserving India’s rich heritage of crop diversity.

First call for The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) Fieldwork Fund

The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) are delighted to announce the first call for the MSBP-BGCI Fieldwork Fund.   A new fund to protect plants Plants provide the foundation for the world’s ecosystems and are vital for providing food, clean water and soil, medicine and regulating our climate, yet […]

Comprehensive modelling of agro-biodiversity in relation to seed exchange networks.

 The postdoctoral project is part of a global project (3 years) funded by the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) through its CESAB program (centre national de synthèse et d’analyse sur la biodiversité). This project deals with strengthening management of agro-biodiversity through social networks using an interdisciplinary method for analyzing how local seed systems […]

Documentary film "Diverseeds" wins a prize.

The film by  Markus Schmidt and Camillo Meinhart has won a prize in the Vedere la Scienza Festival “The diversity of plant genetic resources is regularly used by humans for food and produce items that are in common use for everyone,” says N. Maxted, University of Birmingham. Yet agriculture is becoming more widespread adoption of […]