Category Archives: International

New book: Agrobiodiversity and the law

The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine is very happy to introduce our guest blogger, Dr. Juliana Santilli who will be discussing her recently published book “Agrobiodiversity and the Law: regulating genetic resources, food security and cultural diversity” Dr. Santilli is a lawyer and a … Continue reading

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The Economist: special report on feeding the world.

Inside the 26th February issue of The Economist our readers will find a 14 page special report on the future of food. The report: “The 9 billion-people question“ tells us that the world’s population will grow from the almost 7 … Continue reading

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2nd State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Report published

The FAO launched the 2nd State of the World’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture report (SoWPGR-2) yesterday. This second report provides a comprehensive overview of recent trends in PGRFA conservation and use around the world. It is based … 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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2nd stop of the Biodiversity World Tour: speak to the experts

Our readers might not be aware that there is a Biodiversity World Tour currently underway. This is a global campaign to engage citizens from around the world in a discussion on how agriculture can protect and preserve our natural resources.  … Continue reading

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Biodiversity declines

The loss of  habitat and species continues, as the last issue of the Science magazine reported: Science, 10 September 2010 (Volume 329, Issue 5997) http://www.sciencemag.org/content/vol329/issue5997/index.dtl?etoc  News Focus Despite Progress, Biodiversity Declines After failing to meet its major conservation goal, the … Continue reading

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GCARD Conference 2010

The Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development will convene experts in agricultural research for development, including World Food Prize Laureates, government ministers, farmers, community development experts and leading scientists in Montpellier, France, March 28-31, 2010. This event will be … Continue reading

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