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Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems

Coconut offers exceptional opportunities for promoting and protecting agro-biodiversity as a shade crop and through the numerous small-holder economic opportunities derived from good intercropping farming practices. “In a true sense we have with us a treasure of valuable agrobiodiversity that we have not explored scientifically yet.” Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India   Bioversity International Publication: “Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food…



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The Clean Cooking Alliance

Globally, more than three billion people still depend on food cooked over polluting open fires and inefficient stoves, using fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, and kerosene. The toxic emissions from these cooking fires cause dramatic health, climate, economic, and environmental impacts, including some four million deaths each year. Women and girls, who are disproportionately affected, often spend hours each…



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Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Coconut Genetic Resources 2017 to 2027

COGENT is the International Coconut Genetic Resources Network, a network with representatives of national institutions from 39 coconut producing countries, representing more than 98% of the global production. In this recent publication COGENT sets out its aims to strengthen international collaboration in conservation and use of coconut genetic resources; to promote improving coconut production on a sustainable basis, and to…



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