Greetings from the PAR Secretariat and welcome our newlook newsletter. We hope that the changed approach will enable us to send out a newsletter more regularly and more frequently. We very much welcome contributions from readers on any aspect relevant to the maintenance and use of agrobiodiversity. These can provide information or news on new or ongoing initiatives, discuss issues raised by different contributions, or let us know about new opportunities or resources.
In this issue, we have included a report on the Mei Ramew Food Festival, short descriptions of two interesting new publications and the activity of some friends (the More and Better Group) and some new about research grants that may be of interest.
Let us know what you think of the newsletter in its new format and send us your own contributions. PAR is looking forward to upgrading its activities during the year and your participation will be extremely important to achieving this.
The PAR team takes the opportunity to send you all our warmest greetings for the festive season and our hopes that 2013 will see further recognition of the importance of agrobiodiversity around the world.
Read and enjoy the interesting articles below: