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COP 11

Indigenous Economies, Biodiversity, and Food Sovereignty

This workshop will discuss the interaction between agrobiobiodiversity, food sovereignty and Indigenous economies in the context of cross-sectoral topics related to seed management, food security and sustainable agriculture. Special attention will be given to biocultural approaches to the conser ...

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Indigenous Terra Madre: The Role of Youth, Women, and Ancient Methods

On the third day of Indigenous Terra Madre Asia & Pan-Pacific in Ainu Mosir, the spotlight turned to the role of youth, women and ancient technologies in indigenous food systems.

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Indigenous Varieties of Rice Being Promoted Through Various Programmes: Central Government.

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 ...

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COP 10

Indigenous Wisdom for Agrobiodiversity and Food Security

Timeless and resilient practices and new initiatives presented by indigenous communities and their partners to achieve agrobiodiversity and food security

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Innovation to counter food supply-chain disruptions and spur recovery

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

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Insects might soon be trained to protect crops

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 ...

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Integrating agricultural issues in national biodiversity strategies

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.


Intellectual Property Management in Agriculture

15 - 20 December 2002, Sharm El Sheik, Egypt

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Intense farming better than eco-friendly agriculture to leave more space for wildlife

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.

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Inter-Parliamentary Union unanimously adopts a resolution affirming the role of parliaments in preserving biological diversity.

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

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Intergovernmental forum for biodiversity for food and agriculture and the Convention on Biological Diversity strengthen cooperation for achievement of biodiversity targets

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 ...


International Mountain Day

11 December 2013, Multiple Venues


International Mountain Day

11 December 2015, Rome, Italy

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Investigation of Ireland’s farm biodiversity baseline begins

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.

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Investors urge Europe to prioritise climate in agriculture reform

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


Invitation to the Global Dialogue on the Role of Food and Agriculture in the Global Biodiversity Framework, 6-7 July 2021

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

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Ireland’s strategy to be a world leader in sustainable food by 2030

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.

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Is India on Track to Beat the Perfect Storm?

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.

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Is carbon the 'crop' of the future?

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.

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Is floating agriculture a nature-based solution?

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 ...

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Is soil health restricted to agricultural activities?

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.

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Italy’s olive oil crisis: extreme weather and disease caused last harvest to drop by 57%

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.


Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

6 - 15 June 2000, Geneva, Switzerland

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Kenya's locust hunters on tireless quest to halt ancient pest

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.

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Kenya: Root Vegetables - Kenyan Schools Embrace Indigenous Foods

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 ...

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Kenyan Experts: Pesticides Killing Bees, Forcing Farmers to Hand-Pollinate

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.

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Knorr will launch 50 regenerative agriculture projects across the world to reduce food's impact on the climate

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.

Side Event
COP 10

LANDSCAPE APPROACHES TO CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT – Guidelines and recommendations built on a combination of scientific knowledge and multiple field experiences

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 ...

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