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Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook Framework Launched [viewed]

biodiversityinformatics22 October 2013: Initiated by the Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference (GBIC), an international scientific collaboration launched in July 2012 to use information technology to support decisions around biodiversity, has released its framework document.

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Bioversity International Organizes Training Workshops [viewed]

Bioversity International22 October 2013: In an effort to build research capacity on the conservation of neglected and underutilized species (NUS) of domestic and wild food species, Bioversity International has organized a series of training workshops in Africa.

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World Food Day Focuses on Sustainable Food Systems [viewed]

word-food-day-201316 October 2013: Organizations and communities globally celebrated World Food Day on 16 October 2013, under the theme 'Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.' World Food Day is celebrated in 150 countries and is held on the anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in 1945.

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ADB, International Rice Research Institute Collaborate on Climate-Resilient Rice [viewed]

ADB25 September 2013: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced it is collaborating with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to develop climate-resilient rice, as part of efforts to boost productivity in water-scarce and drought-prone areas. A first technical assistance project resulted in a yield increase of up to 30% with reduced water use.

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Bioversity Publication Addresses Implementation of the ITPGR MLS in India [viewed]

Bioversity InternationalOctober 2013: Titled 'A road map for implementing the multilateral system of access and benefit-sharing in India' and published by Bioversity International and partners, this publication is a collection of 14 papers addressing a range of issues that are important to consider as India develops its strategy for implementing the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) and its multilateral system (MLS) of access and benefit-sharing (ABS).

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IFPRI Evaluates Lessons Learned for GMOs in Africa [viewed]

IFPRI LogoSeptember 2013: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a publication, titled 'Genetically modified crops in Africa: Economic and policy lessons from countries south of the Sahara,' which assesses the benefits, costs and risks of using genetically modified (GM) crops to enhance food production and food security in the region.

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New Strategic Framework Launched at Conference on New and Underutilized Species [viewed]

Bioversity International29 September 2013: Bioversity International launched a new framework for addressing neglected and underutilized species (NUS) at the 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species: for a food-secure Africa held in Accra, Ghana, from 25-27 September 2013.

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ICARDA Supports Conservation Agriculture and Integrated Pest Management Activities [viewed]

ICARDA-LogoSeptember 2013: In the September edition of its monthly update, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) highlights the impacts of its work on conservation agriculture in Iraq, on wheat disease in Central Asia and on integrated pest management.

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Bioversity International Highlights Crops Diversity for Climate Adaptation [viewed]

Bioversity InternationalSeptember 2013: In a brief released on the sidelines of the fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) being held in Muscat, Oman, from 24-28 September 2013, Bioversity International explores the importance of using on farm crop varieties to help populations adapt to climate change.

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IFPRI Considers Socioeconomic Impacts of GM Crops [viewed]

IFPRI Logo23 September 2013: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has published a report offering guidance to practitioners, regulators, policymakers and researchers on incorporating socioeconomic considerations in biosafety regulations and approval processes for genetically modified (GM) crops.

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