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.
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.
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.
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.
FAO is currently working on the 2013-update of the Nutrition Indicators for Biodiversity (NIB), namely the Indicator on food composition and on food consumption. Briefly, the Indicators have been developed to raise the awareness of biodiversity in nutrition and agriculture, and represent a simply count of foods that are considered ‘biodiverse’, i.e. foods identified: - below [...]
The 3rd International Conference on: Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) took place in Accra, Ghana, from 25-27 September 2013. Very impressive program, the book of abstract and highlights available on nus2013.org. Share your stories about NUS in New Agriculturist.