Category Archives: Indigenous knowledge

New book: ‘With Our Own Hands’ Celebrating food and life in the Pamir Mountains

“This beautiful book highlights the critical role of the people of the Pamirs as custodians of their food, seeds and traditions. In a supremely challenging landscape, they guard the origins and diversity of many of the foods that are now … Continue reading

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New book: Custodians of Biodiversity

Earthscan and IDRC have recently co-published the book “Custodians of Biodiversity”  edited by Manuel Ruiz and Ronnie Vernooy. This interesting book outlines the policy mechanisms that are currently underway to protect local genetic resources and related traditional knowledge at both … Continue reading

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Bioversity staff paper: Indigenous fruit trees in Kenya

Interested in research on indigenous fruit trees? Then this recent paper authored by Bioversity staff and partners will be to your liking: – Fukushima, T.; Morimoto, Y.; Maundu, P.; Kahindi, B.; Fondo, J.  (2010) Local preference of indigenous fruit trees … Continue reading

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Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 10

The 10th meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) has begun, with representatives from over 190 countries gathering in Nagoya, Japan.  Some of the main issues that will be discussed at COP include  access and … Continue reading

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ICIMOD case studies on mountain biodiversity

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) recently wrote to us highlighting an initiative they have taken on whereby they are collecting case-studies on mountain biodiversity-related initiatives (with focus on success stories) in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region.   They … Continue reading

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Latest SCN News focuses on climate change and nutrition

The latest edition of the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition’s SCN News is available and downloadable from their website. The theme of this issue is: Climate Change: food and nutrition security implications. This publication looks at the climate change … Continue reading

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Using agrobiodiversity to adapt to climatic change

  If you’re interested in knowing how traditional farming communities go about adapting to climatic change, you will be happy to know that The Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR) has released a new publication  titled “The use of agrobiodiversity by … Continue reading

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