Category Archives: Livelihoods

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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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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Crop wild relatives in protected areas

Guarding the grain – Crop wild relatives in protected areas. Conserving together: the challenges of establishing protected areas for the in situ conservation of crop wild relatives in five mega-diverse countries by Teresa Borelli, Bioversity International Click here to read … Continue reading

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Biodiversity, ecosystems services & livelihoods

The May issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (vol. 2 (1-2))  is entirely dedicated to ‘Biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being’. The editorial overview states:  <quote> Looking back, it is quite clear that biodiversity science has been evolving quickly … 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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Research article by Bioversity staff: Ethical considerations in agro-biodiversity research, collecting, & use

Published in:  Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics DOI 10.1007/s10806-010-9251-9 OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE Humans have always played a crucial role in the evolutionary dynamics of agricultural biodiversity and thus there is a strong relationship between these resources and human cultures. … Continue reading

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