Agricultural biodiversity, smallholder farmers, and adaptive capacity status of knowledge in the context of resilience and transformations

From the 10th – 12th October 2011, OXFAM Novib and HIVOS (Netherlands) will hold a meeting for practictioners in agriculture and rural development in ACP Countries.  The meeting will bring together partner organizations that have previously participated in responses on mapping knowledge on sustainable agriculture, biodiversity management, climate change adaptation and mitigation.  The main purpose of this meeting is to share findings from this survey, and map intervention strategies as a way forward.

The participants will also get the opportunity to interact with local community members hosted by the Institute of Culture and Ecology (ICE), a member of the Africa Biodiversity Network (ABN); and INADES Formation a PELUM Kenya Member Organization.  The meeting is expected to bring together a total of 25 development practitioners from Africa, Asia and Europe. The meeting will be hosted by PELUM-Kenya in at the Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programme (SACDEP) Training and Conference Centre in Thika.

OXFAM Novib envisions a world in which everybody can build an independent livelihood, thus supporting people in developing countries working on their own future as a matter of justice.  In the same breadth, HIVOS mission is to contribute to a world with equal opportunities for people to develop their talents by offering financial support as well as advising, networking, advocacy, providing education and exchanging knowledge.