Banking on indigenous seed: investing in a healthier future


By The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Evans Ochuto

Putting farro, quinoa, and rocket back on the table


By CGIAR From a total of 391,000 known plant species, 5,538 are known to have been used for human food since the orig

Marginal areas and indigenous people Priorities for research and action

This brief, prepared by Research Partners of the Scientific Group for the UN Food Systems Summit, collates contributions from members of the Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA), a Partner in GFAR.

The Land Portal Foundation: Land Rights, Biodiversity and Global Health

Join the Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Tenure Facility and the Thomson Reuters Foundation for a webinar on May 20th. The link between “environmental imbalances” and “emerging infectious diseases” is well established in literature; studies have shown that activities associated with deforestation, and subsequent biodiversity loss, contribute to the spread of disease vectors and associated diseases.

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Forgotten foods: forgotten by science, but not by farmers


In pursuit of productivity, the global food system has become focused on a few staple crops.

FARA: Development of Africa Manifesto and Plan of Action on Forgotten Foods

For the potential of forgotten foods to be realized, collective actions are required at the global, regional, national levels. These actions involve creating awareness and communicating the economic, nutritional, environmental and cultural values of these foods. They also involve the provision of the needed enabling environment for the development of these foods through research; empowering farmers in production; and supporting the private sector in processing, value addition marketing etc.

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Moringa: The ancient food staging a comeback


By Duncan Turnbull, Pomeroon Moringa has long been a staple for both people and livestock across Southeast Asia.

SIANI & SLU : Call for abstracts Agri4D 2021 – food systems for new realities

Purpose of the conference

To progress towards sustainable and just food systems, Agri4D will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to engage with the challenges of food systems. The conference aims to provide a platform to take stock of the current knowledge frontier, connect science to policymaking and practice, and spark new collaborations.

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