Technology Transfer

FAO Releases Reports on Methodologies and Good Practices for Sustainable Bioenergy [viewed]

FAO5 March 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced several new publications from its Bioenergy and Food Security Criteria and Indicators (BEFSCI) project on: methodologies, good practices, and policy measures for promoting sustainable bioenergy development.

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SPC, FFPRI to Cooperate on Forestry Research [viewed]

29 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has reported that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) of Japan. SPC and FFPRI will conduct collaborative research activities (CRAs) to identify and provide solutions to issues of tree breeding and stand improvement in coastal areas.  

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Ramsar, WHO Release Report on Wetlands and Human Health Interactions [viewed]

1 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has released Ramsar Technical Report No. 6, titled "Healthy wetlands, healthy people: a review of wetlands and human health interactions." The report was published jointly with the World Health Organization (WHO).

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CMS Launches Dugong, Seagrass and Coastal Communities Initiative [viewed]

26 February 2012: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has announced the launch of the Dugong, Seagrass and Coastal Communities Initiative, which aims to improve livelihoods and create economic opportunity in exchange for the conservation of dugongs and their seagrass habitat.

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SPC Launches Research and Development Project on Improved Crop Management [viewed]

SPC22 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) convened a workshop that aimed to assist Pacific Island countries and territories in strengthening the production of valuable crops, through better management of pests and diseases.

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CBD Circulates Draft Analysis of Technology Transfer-Related Activities [viewed]

CBD22 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated for review the first draft of an analysis of information received by parties and relevant organizations on activities supporting technology transfer and scientific and technological cooperation of relevance to the CBD, further including the identification of gaps and opportunities to fill these gaps and/or promote synergies.

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IFAD Supports Investments in Improved Seed Varieties in Sudan [viewed]

24 February 2012: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Sudan have signed a grant agreement for $10.7 million to improve food security and smallholder production through investment in improved seed varieties.

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ICRISAT, India Launch Center of Excellence on Climate Change for Plant Protection [viewed]

13 February 2012: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has teamed with the Department of Science and Technology (DST)-Climate Change Programme, Indian Ministry of Science and Technology to launch a Center of Excellence on Climate Change Research for Plant Protection.

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Ramsar Launches Scientific and Technical Briefing Notes Series [viewed]

23 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) and the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) have announced the launch of Briefing Notes, a series of occasional communications on scientific and technical matters relevant to wetlands and implementation of the Convention.

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GEF SGP Reports on Land Degradation Project in Uganda [viewed]

GEF SGP Reports on Land Degradation Project in Uganda (photo courtesy of the GEF Secretariat)21 February 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) presented the results of a project carried out in Uganda to disseminate sustainable land use practices while supporting income-generating activities at the community level.

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