Seeds installation in Berlin

From August 1 to 31, 2020, the Education for Sustainable Development (SBNE) department will present the open-air installation SEEDS by the artists Taina Guedes and Uli Westphal. Photographs and images on the subject will be on display on large banners that will take a seed format. In addition, informative texts with pictograms by Phina Hansen accompany the installation, which revolves around three central questions:
Why does crop- and biodiversity disappear?
What is it threatened by?
How can we protect it?

Interested? Let us know here if you go.

Diversify your landscapes

Nice series of papers on the benefits of diverse landscapes in Ethiopia from Frédéric Baudron of CIMMYT and others:

Just in case the above tweet disappears, or whatever, here are the links:

In situ conservation practitioners in Europe getting serious

The latest from the Farmer’s Pride project, which as you may remember focuses on the in situ conservation of landraces and crop wild relatives in Europe:

  • “This tool is for landrace maintainers or those considering the cultivation of landraces to diversify their crop production system. It provides access to evidence-based information on the benefits, opportunities and practices of landrace cultivation to help in decision-making and to promote their in situ maintenance as a means of conserving and diversifying plant genetic resources for food, nutrition and livelihood security.”
  • “Are you taking care of plant diversity in situ (in cultivation and in the wild) and interested in joining forces to support future food security?” Yes? Then please take this survey.

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