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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: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6505e.pdf. The publication has the

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

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LLOOF Project’s guide now available

Living and Learning on Organic Farms It recently came to its conclusion the two-year project LLOOF www.lloof.eu 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 https://www.bioversityinternational.org/news/detail/realizing-farmers-rights-through-community-biodiversity-management/

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Can Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) help you in the application of agroecological practices?

CAPSELLA’s Stakeholder Survey to collect needs and requirements. Please fill in CAPSELLA’s survey about the requirements and needs of the stakeholders and help us to identify and understand  the type of information that different stakeholders have and would like to have access to, as well as the challenges of different stakeholders, which could be supported

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A few words on agroecology. Listen to what Prof. Paolo Bàrberi said!

An interview with Prof. Paolo Bàrberi who expresses his point of view about agroecology. Enjoy this brief video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubd77J0tFQo

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Report of the Task Group on GBIF Data Fitness for Use in Agrobiodiversity

The Task Group on Data Fitness for Use in Agrobiodiversity was established by the GBIF Secretariat and Bioversity International to help improve the fit of data related to agrobiodiversity to the variety of important uses required and requested by the community of research and policy. The task group has been looking at the key actions

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Worldwide area cultivated with GMO is shrinking

Breaking news from a recent ISAAA report. Since 1996, when for the very first time OGM were introduced in conventional agriculture, data show a decrease in their worldwide use in 2015. GM soybean is still increasing, GM oilseed rape is stable, whilst GM cotton and especially GM maize areas are decreasing. The most striking reduction

Agrobiodiversity.Science on the ISOFAR website

A new collaboration has been established between the agrobiodiversity network and ISOFAR http://www.isofar.org/isofar/index.php/2-uncategorised/110-announcing-the-launch-of-a-gateway-on-agrobiodiversity-2 Find out what it is going on in ISOFAR!

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Agroecology Europe launched!

Agroecology Europe, a European association to promote Agroecology, has been created on the 27th of January 2016 in Graux Estate, Belgium with the participation of 19 founders from 10 countries. Agroecology Europe intends to place Agroecology high on the European agenda of sustainable development of farming and food systems. It wants to foster interactions between