Forests as Food Producing Habitats

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Read this exploratory study carried out by Living Farms to uncover the issues around collection and consumption of uncultivated foods and the extent of dependence of Adivasi / Indigenous communities on such food, for their food and nutrition security. A negelcted potential held by forests that can support livelihoods of the indian Adivasi indigenous communities, and beyond.

Himalayan foods: healthy and nutritious crop varieties

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Brief description of eight underutilized crops in rural Nepal that have become the focus of efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle and marketplace for farmers and locals in Nepal.

Novel Plant Bioresources: Applications in Food, Medicine and Cosmetics

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With examples and contributors from Africa, Europe, the USA and Asia, the economic, social, and cultural aspects of under-utilized plant species are addressed, and the book provides a much needed boost to the on-going effort to focus attention on under-utilized plant species and conservation initiatives.

Take part in a Global Survey on NUS research capacity

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Deadline to participate is 7 February 2014
The survey follows from the key policy recommendation of the 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) to strengthen human and institutional capacity for research and value chain development of NUS.

2014 Call for applications: IFS Individual Research Grants

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IFS was founded as a Research Council and registered as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Sweden in 1972. IFS receives funding from a portfolio of donors and funders including development organisations and science academies.

Which crops hold the key for climate change adaptation? A global survey

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Many traditional crops are tolerant of drought, flooding, pests or other stressful conditions. Such hardy crops are valuable food sources when other crops fail and could become more important under climate change. Tell us which crops you see are most promising for climate change adaptation.