On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
The rights and technical capacities of indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers are the focus of the three-year global program, ‘Putting lessons into practice: Scaling up People’s Biodiversity Management for Food Security’. This briefing draws on the program’s results to suggest a global framework and six pathways for scaling up.
Laos is second only to India when it comes to rice diversity. Smallholders play a crucial role in preserving this genetic wealth. For more than ten years, we have supported farmers to do this through a biodiversity and conservation project.