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FAO brochure "How the world's food security depends biodiversity”

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In a brochure, the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture draws attention to the interactions between biological diversity and food security and describes how diversity contributes to achieving the...

Insects: Winners or losers of climate change?

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Most insects love the warmth; in midsummer temperatures you see them swarming around in the garden and in the fields. Do they benefit from climate change? However, reports from the World Biodiversity Council show that the...

The FAO State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2020

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In June, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released its biennial State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report. The SOFIA report is the largest and most reliable summary of global seafood data....

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The Stiftung Rheinische Kulturlandschaft is looking for a project manager for its branch office Western Rhineland in Eschweiler as soon as possible for nature conservation projects part-time / full-time.

Strategy for Arable Farming 2035: online participation launched

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The BMEL has started a public discussion process on the Strategy for Arable Farming 2035. Online participation with registration is open until 28 July 2020. UPDATE: Due to the strong participation and the continuing interest, BMEL...

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...