Cinquième session du Groupe de travail technique intergouvernemental sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture

The Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will be held at FAO Headquarters in Rome from 27 to 29 April 2011. The opening meeting will...[En savoir plus]

FAO Expert Consultation - Seed Policy Formulation

An expert consultation workshop on seed policy formulation will be organized by FAO and ENSE/INRAN from 28 to 30 March in Milan. It will gather up to 30 participants including seed policy experts, Ministry of Agriculture officials, researchers, seed experts, representatives of...[En savoir plus]

Le Calendrier cultural – Afrique est maintenant disponible en ligne, et contient des informations sur plus de 130 cultures cultivées dans 283 zones agro-écologiques de 43 pays Africains.

The Crop Calendar provides information about sowing and planting seasons and agronomic practices of the crops grown by farmers in a particular agro-ecological zone.[En savoir plus]

The launching of FAST, the Forum for African Seed Testing

With support from FAO, eight African countries, members or observers of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA), agreed to launch the Forum for African Seeds Testing during the ISTA 29th Congress held in Cologne, Germany, on June 20th 2010.This is an important...[En savoir plus]

Assessing the security of seed systems in Haiti

For years, and especially after the 12 January Earthquake, many institutions have implemented seed relief interventions in Haiti. FAO has participated in June 2010 in the implementation of a Seed System Security Assessment in order to better target future seed interventions.[En savoir plus]

Strengthening Vegetable Seed Systems in Central and West Africa Through Public Private Partnership Platforms

Since the pre-independence era, African agriculture has focused on a narrow band of commodities that include food crops (cereals and pulses), oil crops (soybean, groundnut, sunflower) and industrial crops (coffee, cocoa, tea, oil palm and rubber tree). Vegetable crops which are...[En savoir plus]

Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The plant genetic diversity is the biological basis of food security and supports the livelihoods of every person on Earth. The conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) is essential to ensure agriculture production and meet...[En savoir plus]

Récapitulation de la discussion sur les capacités en matière de sélection végétale en Asie du Sud-Est et du Sud

For six weeks in February and March plant breeders and others in South and Southeast Asia debated and shared experiences in an on-line forum about the results of surveys on plant breeding capacity in the region. The forum was sponsored by the Global Initiative for Plant Breeding...[En savoir plus]

Seed Alliance WIthout Boundaries (SAWIB)

In order to establish a sustainable seed supply and thereby facilitate food security of member countries, the Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) started an initiative termed “Seed Alliance Without Boundaries (SAWIB)”. The seed based initiative will cut across crop...[En savoir plus]

New Regional Seed Association for Central Asia and the Caucasus

A new Regional Seed Association for Central Asia and the Caucasus was recently formed under the auspices of a FAO technical cooperation project with the technical guidance of FAO-AGP. The new Association groups together private and public-sector seed producers of 10 countries...[En savoir plus]

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