Category Archives: Neglected and underutilised plants

NUS species in the spotlight

Next week in Accra, Ghana, The 3rd International Conference on: Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS): for a Food-Secure Africa will be held from the 25-27 September. The programme will be of great interest to researchers working in this field, and … 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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Food security: feeding the world in 2050. Current issue from Philosophical Transactions B

Each issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences.  Our readers will be delighted to know that their current issue is dedicated to:  “Food security: feeding … Continue reading

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New publication on Maca

Bioversity International has recently released on their website a new publication that looks at the underutilised food crop  Maca. (Lepidium meyenii) The publication is titled “The transition of Maca from neglect to market prominence: lessons for improving use strategies and … Continue reading

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Farming diversity

Farming diversity. This is the title of the March issue of LEISA that has recently arrived on our desks. The issues is packed with interesting articles, we particularly liked “Small-scale farmers: the key to preserving diversity” which discusses the small farm … Continue reading

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New books – December 2008

Here is a short list of our latest titles in the library.  We will be posting more titles in the new year. Andersen, R. 2008. Governing agrobiodiversity: plant genetics and developing countries. Aldershot (UK): Ashgate. xxi, 420 p. ISBN: 978-0-7546-4741-6. … Continue reading

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