Beyond ‘band-aids’ for hunger

An interesting article  by Danielle Nierenberg and Biran Halweil. The authors talk about Africa and the world at large having to move beyond food aid and adopt new approaches to agriculture that will nourishes people and the planet. Read the article.

International Seed Treaty , 3rd session of the Governing Body, Tunis, 1 – 5 June 2009

The International Seed Treaty Governing Body (GB3) met in Tunisia 1-5 June 2009 to discuss the implementaion of Farmers Collective Rights to defend on-farm conservation and development of agricultural biodiversity. Click here to know  more about the progress made.

GRAIN's interview with Dr Melaku Worede

“From a global perspective, the single focus of gene banks seems to be on collecting and preserving whatever samples they can find, and they call that conservation. We, on the other hand, believe in conservation through use, in keeping diversity alive as you use it, without compromising the diversity already built up over centuries by […]

World Seed Conference – Rome, Italy

A conference to raise awareness of the importance of new plant varieties and high quality seed in a  changing world faced with  many challenges for agriculture and will assist governments on how they can develop an enabling environment to encourage plant breeding and the production and distribution of high quality seed. Registration will open from March […]