According to the government, 574 such varieties of rice have been propagated and tested at more than 10,000 farmers’ fields, involving state agricultural universities, KVKs and NGOs through a project entitled “Mainstreaming Agricultural biodiversity conservation and utilization of the agricultur ...
Timeless and resilient practices and new initiatives presented by indigenous communities and their partners to achieve agrobiodiversity and food security
At Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin, FAO Director-General appeals for a creative and integrated approach to agri-food systems to drive recovery from COVID-19 and achieve a sustainable world
One of the biggest contemporary challenges for humanity is to safeguard food security for current and future generations. A growing demand and a steady increase of the world population—nearly 10 billion people are expected to inhabit Earth by 2050—requires that food production per area of cultiv ...
Montreal/Nairobi, 3 June 2016 – Biodiversity and ecosystem services are at the heart of many solutions to sustainable increase in agricultural productivity. They not only deliver better outcomes for food and nutrition security but also reduce negative environmental externalities of production.
15 - 20 December 2002, Sharm El Sheik, Egypt
10 - 14 November 2002, Manila, Philippines
8 - 12 December 2002, Nairobi, Kenya
A new study looking at more than 2500 animal and plant species suggests that farming should be as high-yielding and as concentrated in small areas as possible, leaving more space for natural habitats but still covering our food needs.
15 - 18 September 2006, Rome, Italy
In its 111th session the Interparliamentary Union unanimously adopted a resolution that affirmed the role of parliaments in preserving biological diversity, focusing on a number of key areas of the work of the CBD
9 - 17 December 2002, Geneva, Switzerland
13 - 21 June 2002, Geneva, Switzerland
Montreal/Rome 18 July 2011. The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture of the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Convention on Biological Diversity will strengthen their collaboration for achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, through common actions that will pr ...
20 - 24 October 2004, Udine, Italy
29 - 30 November 2005, Cairo, Egypt
7 - 10 March 2006, Porto Alegre, Brazil
10 - 12 August 2004, New Delhi, India
13 - 15 May 2013, Rome, Italy
15 - 19 September 2002, Shijiazhuang, China
4 - 7 February 2002, San José, Costa Rica
10 - 12 July 2000, Wageningen,, Netherlands
11 - 13 July 2005, Sao Paulo, Brazil
24 - 26 October 2006, Rome, Italy
11 December 2013, Multiple Venues
11 December 2015, Rome, Italy
4 - 6 November 2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10 - 12 October 2005, Treviso, Italy
Habitat surveys will be carried out on about 8,000 farms, in a pilot scheme first phase of a comprehensive analysis of farm habitats and biodiversity, which will eventually provide a baseline on which to base future targeting of agri-environmental schemes and measures.
A $2-trillion group of investors calls for reducing direct support for commodities with high emissions, such as red meat, and redesigning incentives to put a value on sustainable farming
Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/CC/89700 (2021-043)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA National Focal Points, ABS Focal Points, Cartagena Protocol Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations
Ireland’s plan to be a world leader in sustainable food systems by 2030 has been thrown open to public consultation. Submissions or observations on the draft Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 and associated Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement are invited, until June 15, 2021.
NEW DELHI, Aug 12 2019 (IPS) - “The Perfect Storm” was a dire prediction that by 2030 food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources together with climate change would threaten to unleash public unrest, cross-border conflicts and mass migration from worst-affected regions.
An increasing awareness and concern about the environment, changes in government policy, America's re-entry into the Paris Agreement and a robust demand for carbon offsets all point toward an appetite for a different type of agricultural crop—carbon.
Farmers of the south-central districts of Bangladesh, namely Barishal, Gopalganj, Madaripur, and Pirojpur, have been practicing floating agriculture for decades, if not centuries. But over the last two decades, this indigenous, wetland-based agrosystem has turned into something of a "climate cel ...
Soil is considered a viable living ecosystem in itself as it performs numerous functionalities that not only serve as a foundation of agricultural activities but also act as a key focal point for the growth and developmental activities of a nation.
Italy’s olive oil production could be drying up and supplies exhausted within a month, after the industry experienced a concerning 57 per cent drop in production last year.
6 - 15 June 2000, Geneva, Switzerland
10 - 14 May 2021, Rome, Italy
15 - 29 September 2000, Geneva, Switzerland
As dawn breaks in central Kenya, a helicopter lifts off in a race to find roosting locusts before the sun warms their bodies and sends them on a ravenous flight through farmland.
Today, when students file into the lunchroom at Mundika High School in western Kenya, they are greeted by a spread of nutritious local vegetables with exotic-sounding names, like spider plant. But that wasn't always the case. Just a few years ago, that fare had largely disappeared from Kenyan pl ...
Kenyan farmers say they are being forced to hand-pollinate their crops due to a decline in bee populations from pesticides. Kenya’s insect experts say the chemicals, meant to kill desert locusts and other pests, are killing off bees and other pollinating insects.
Knorr, Unilever's largest food brand, commits to grow 80% of key ingredients (vegetables, herbs, spices, grains), globally, following Unilever's Regenerative Agriculture Principles by 2026.
CIFOR and FFPRI, as development-oriented research organizations, have joined forces with conservation and development agencies operating in tropical multifunctional landscapes of high biodiversity value. CIFOR, FFPRI, WWF, IUCN, Intercooperation, Ecoagriculture partners and many others have exch ...
Wildlife and open-canopy ecosystems like grasslands are rarely a part of discussions surrounding climate change mitigation. Now, a new review points to interactions between wild herbivores and vegetation to show how restoration efforts could be optimized by aligning climate goals with biodiversi ...
Africa is at the forefront of climate change impacts. These changes can wreak havoc on production and sourcing of agricultural commodities, such as grains, cotton and vegetables. Soil health management and better seeds for instance can help, but where to begin?