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Job advertisement for the FAO

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Job offer for young junior positions for the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 August 2020.

A question of survival - why local seeds are so important

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After disasters, emergency interventions mainly focus on saving lives and providing water, food and shelter. Protecting and rebuilding local seed reserves is often overlooked, even though traditional seeds are crucial for food and...

Organic Farming Campaign Days NRW

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The organic sector will present itself from 5 - 20 September 2020 at the campaign days for organic farming in North Rhine-Westphalia. There will be a colourful programme of many smaller and also digital events.


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Go in search of old and rare vegetables - become a variety saver! Do you have old varieties in your garden or do you know someone who does? The association Genbänkle e. V. has started the "Variety Detectives" campaign. During...

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The joint position paper "For an efficient and area-effective insect protection" by the German Advisory Council on the Environment and the Scientific Advisory Board on Biodiversity and Genetic Resources at the Federal Ministry of...

Rescue of the common ash

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The large-scale nationwide FraxForFuture project promotes the conservation of the endangered ash (Fraxinus excelsior) as an important ecosystem and commercial tree species. For the first time in Germany, all relevant disciplines...

No patenting of conventionally bred animals and plants

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The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) decided on 14.05.2020 that the patenting of conventionally bred animals and plants is not permissible.

Forest structure surveys in the Luxembourg natural forest reserve "Pëttenerbësch"

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12 years after the designation of this protected area in 2006, a repeat survey was carried out to gain a first insight into the dynamic processes of this natural forest reserve.

Gain better yields by protecting pollinators

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New film about a project in Morocco for pollinator protection in agriculture

Guide to insect protection for companies

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On the occasion of World Bee Day, the nature and environment foundation Global Nature Fund (GNF) presents a guide that supports companies in the food industry to make insect and biodiversity protection part of their purchasing...