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Post-doc position on analysis of land system sustainable intensification dynamics, INRA Avignon (France)

The INRA (National Institut for agricultural research in France) is looking for a 14 months post-doc on the frame of the European research project VITAL « Viable InTensification of Agricultural production through sustainable Landscape transition » ( The post-doc will start from 1st of May or 1st of June 2017 for 14 months with a


1st Agroecology Europe Conference, Lyon (France), 25-27 October 2017

Moving forward Agroecology. Synergies between movements, science and practice Agroecology Europe ( is an association which aims to promote agroecology in the farming and food sector and in wider society. Together with other NGOs, Agroecology Europe is organising the First Agroecology Europe Conference, to take place from 25-27 October at ISARA, in Lyon (France). Context The


Training week on Agroecology in Belgium, 8-12 May 2017

A training week on Agroecology will take place in Belgium from Monday 8 to Friday 12 May 2017 with the exceptional contribution of Miguel Altieri and Clara Nichols. The training will be provided in English. It will start from the basics of agroecology but it will then develop specialised aspects related to soil, plant and animal


International PhD in Agrobiodiversity: 2017 call now open!

The 2017 call (14th edition) of the International PhD in Agrobiodiversity run by the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy) is now open! Submit your application by 31 May 2017. Visit the PhD pages in this website.


Mainstreaming ecosystem services and biodiversity into agricultural production and management in the Pacific Islands – Launch at COP13 – #AGPMC

FAO in collaboration with the Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD), the Secretariat for the Pacific Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Pacific Community (SPC) has just launched a Technical Guidance Document on “Mainstreaming ecosystem services and biodiversity into agricultural production and management in the Pacific Islands“. The document is available at: The publication has the



The Organic Research Centre is looking to appoint an Agroforestry Research Communicator to work within the Agroforestry Programme on the European projects AGFORWARD (, SustainFARM and AFINET. The successful candidate will collate and prepare information for publication, such as factsheets, technical guides, bulletin articles, videos, webpages, website news items and press releases for a range

People4Soil: launch of civic campaign for soil protection

On 22 September, the EU-wide campaign People4Soil will start a petition to gather one million signatures asking EU institutions to adopt a specific legal framework on soil protection. People4Soil brings together over 300 organisations from across Europe. It aims to recognise soil as a common good and to encourage EU institutions to adopt a legal


LLOOF Project’s guide now available

Living and Learning on Organic Farms It recently came to its conclusion the two-year project LLOOF Thanks to the joint efforts, energies and team work that involved  10 European WWOOF National Organisations, through over 20 online meeting and three face-to-face meetings a complete online and downloadable PDF guide is now available for an inspiring

Realizing farmers’ rights through community biodiversity management

A community-based approach to the management of agricultural biodiversity, including supporting community seedbanks, can empower and benefit smallholder farmers and farming communities economically, environmentally and socially. This approach makes implementing farmers’ rights at national level both practical and effective contributing to food and seed security, sustainable livelihoods and resilience. Find the full article at


First International Congress on Agrobiodiversity (IAC 2016) in New Delhi, India, 6-9 November 2016

The objective of the Congress is to provide a platform to all the stakeholders engaged in genetic resource conservation and management to deliberate on thematic issues of global importance, with major emphasis on rational and effective use of agrobiodiversity for food, nutrition and environmental security. The IAC 2016 is being organized by the Indian Society