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15 April 2013 Add Comments
Proceedings of the “2nd International Symposium on Underutilised Plant Species: Crops for the Future – Beyond Food Security”

Proceedings of the “2nd International Symposium on Underutilised Plant Species: Crops for the Future – Beyond Food Security”

We are pleased to announce that the proceedings of the “2nd International Symposium on Underutilised Plant Species: Crops for the Future – Beyond Food Security” has been published by Acta Horticulturae publication of International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS) on 31 March 2013.

The symposium was held on 27 June-01 July 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was organised by Crops for the Future Research Centre, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus under the auspices of ISHS. The event was co-convened and supported by Crops for the Future, Bioversity International, the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Boustead Holdings Berhad, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Kirkhouse Trust, British Council and Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa.

The follow-up to this symposium is the coming “3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS)” that will take place on 23-25 September 2013, in Accra, Ghana. Please visit the official conference website for more information. Interested participants are encouraged to sign up for the conference newsletter to receive updates on the development of this conference.

 

Archived postings of the symposium in the past:

http://www.cropsforthefuture.org/2011/08/crops-for-the-future-symposium-2011-introduction/

http://www.cropsforthefuture.org/2010/09/2nd-international-symposium-on-underutilised-plant-species-2/

02 April 2013 Add Comments
Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Community Resilience in the Face of Change

Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Community Resilience in the Face of Change

The Wageningen University and Research Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) will be organising a training programme on “Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds: Community Resilience in the Face of Change”, from 28 October to 16 November 2013, in Jeypore and Chennai, India.

The overall objective of this training programme is to enhance participants’ capabilities to associate Community Biodiversity Management (CBM) as integrated strategies for managing Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGFRA) and building community resilience towards climate change.

Full travel, board and lodging expenditures would be provided by the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes to successful applicants. Deadline for fellowship application is 07 May 2013 through fellowships for short courses on “Scholarship Online“.

Please read this PDF document or visit the official website of CDI for more information.

 

25 February 2013 Add Comments
2nd Global Moringa Meet 2013

2nd Global Moringa Meet 2013

The Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) will be organising the “2nd Global Moringa Meet 2013”, along with a “Two Days Moringa State of Art International Workshop” this coming 21-22 November 2013 in Jaipur, India.

 

The focus of the events is to share the latest research and developments on Moringa crop production and commercialisation.

You can contact the organizers directly at email hidden; JavaScript is required, or visit the official conference website for more information.

19 February 2013 Add Comments
The Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund

The Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund

The Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund provides small-scale, in-country development organisations access to U.S. graduate student expertise, providing benefit to both the student and the in-country institutions.

Organisations in 18 selected developing countries are invited to identify a horticultural problem facing local farmers and the type of expertise they seek in a U.S. graduate student. Interested organisation are requested to submit a project proposal with their intended objectives, activities, gender program and a $2,000 budget

Graduate students from UC Davis, Cornell University, North Carolina State University and University of Hawaii at Manoa are invited to submit applications to participate in this programme. Selected students will travel to meet their partner organisation and, upon return, will support their organisation’s outreach programme via email.

Deadline to both organisations and graduate students applications closes on 04 March 2013. Please visit the official website of the Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund 2013 for more information or direct your enquiries to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

11 January 2013 4 Comments
SEAVEG 2014 - Regional Symposium on Sustaining Small-Scale Vegetable Production and Marketing Systems

SEAVEG 2014 - Regional Symposium on Sustaining Small-Scale Vegetable Production and Marketing Systems

AVRDC just announced “SEAVEG 2014: Families, Farms, Food – Regional Symposium on Sustaining Small-Scale Vegetable Production and Marketing Systems for Food and Nutrition Security“, to take place 25-28 February 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand.

The objective of the symposium is to examine how policies and practices to sustain small-scale agriculture — vegetable production and marketing in particular — can improve availability of and accessibility to safe and nutritious food, as well as contribute to better nutrition and balanced diets, thus enhancing the socio-economic development of ASEAN member states.

Please visit SEAVEG 2014 official website for more information.