Category Archives: International

Banana & plaintain in Africa

The conference “Banana and Plaintain in Africa: Harnessing International Partnerships to Increase Research Impact” will be held from the 5th-9th October, in Mombasa, Kenya. The organisers from the conference website state: “We are pleased to announce an Africa-based conference will … Continue reading

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Biodiversity congress for Africa

A high-level congress on Biodiversity of Africa – Observation and Sustainable Management for our Future will be held in South Africa next week (29 September – 3 October).  The congress has been organised by the African-German Research Network BIOTA AFRICA. … Continue reading

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WOTW: Farmers’ rights website

Farmers’ Rights website – this website’s aim is to be an on-line tool and information resource for practitioners, policy makers and individuals who work, or are interested in this field. The website was launched in May of this year, and … Continue reading

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Conference on World Food Security

A high level conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy will be held in Rome next week, from the 3-5 June. This conference will be hosted by the UN agency FAO, and will be addressing … Continue reading

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Biodiversity and agriculture

Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity. It is celebrated every year on the 22nd May. This year’s theme is on “Biodiversity and Agriculture”, a subject very close to our hearts and focus. The CBD on their website states: … Continue reading

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The ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-9) will begin next week, from the 19-30th May in Bonn. The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Biological Diversity Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention … Continue reading

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Indigenous issues

The Seventh Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues came to a conclusion last week (21st April – 2nd May). The Forum was established in 2000 and provides advice and recommendations to the UN system on indigenous matters. … Continue reading

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