Agricultural Heritage: Looking beyond food production and ecosystem services

Wednesday 17 April 2013 during CGRFA14 in FAO, Rome
A Side Event that will feature humanity’s agricultural heritage systems and their importance to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for food security and nutrition, and in revitalization of rural communities.

Guidelines: access and benefit sharing in research projects

Access and Benefit Sharing in Research Projects, the guidelines describe the type of agreements that can be used in different contexts and the most relevant provisions to be included in such agreements. They also provide models of agreements that can be adapted to particular situations.

Custodian Farmers of Agricultural Biodiversity

Outcomes of the Workshop on Custodian Farmers of Agricultural Biodiversity: Policy support for their roles in use and conservation

What are custodian farmers, Exploring policy support a table on the function of custodian farmers in terms of roles, responsibilities and rights and some recommendations

Notice on nominations for IPBES Workshop on Indigenous and Local Knowledge

Nominations to participate in a workshop to identify procedures and approaches for building synergies between indigenous & local knowledge and science.

Organized on behalf of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel by UNESCO, UNU and the Ministry of Environment of Japan, this workshop will be held from 9 to 11 June 2013 in Tokyo

An Heuristic Framework


Over the last two decades a substantial body of information has developed on the continuing maintenance and use of traditional crop varieties by small-scale farmers around the world. Farmers appear to find that crop biodiversity, in the form of traditional varieties of both major staples and minor crops, remains important to their livelihoods, despite earlier expectations that these varieties would rapidly disappear from production systems.

CBD Colloquium on the Role of ICCAs in Achieving the Aichi Targets

The role of ICCAs in achieving the Aichi Targets – event during COP11 of the CBD
On Saturday 13 October 2012 an event co-hosted by the CBD Secretariat, the Governments of Brazil, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Senegal and South Africa, the ICCA Consortium, the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Conservation International.