GENRES - Information System Genetic Resources
Your information platform for agricultural biological diversity
On 14. -15. March 2017 the Forest Climate Fund Congress will take place in Berlin. It gives the opportunity to discuss the topics of the fund with regard to political challenges and informs about first results from different projects. It also offers the chance to discuss the future objectives and action areas of the fund in a joint discourse. Registration for the congress is possible until 03 March 2017.
IFOAM – Organics International organizes a competition for solutions that can reduce biodiversity loss, prevent soil degradation and feed a growing population. The grand prize winner will receive $30,000. Besides further cash prizes, all finalists will win a trip to New York City to attend a capacity-building workshop and awards ceremony alongside some of the biggest names in conservation and development. You can nominate an idea or submit your own before 10 March 2017. There will be an early entrant prize of $5,000 to the best entry received by February 10, 2017.
The Scientific Advisory Board for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources of the BMEL recommends in its recent statement the support of information campaigns for products, which contributes to the conservation of biodiversity. The aim must be an increase of the knowledge on biodiversity and the take up of the respective market chances for agroeconomy.
The appearance of the Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity (IBV) of the BLE on the International Green Week 2017 in Berlin was an outstanding success. At the stand of the IBV, the visitors could take part in a game where they should match our indigenous plant varietes and farm animal breeds with the associated cultural landscape on a map. Whether old or young, professional visitor or layman, everyone enjoyed this interesting task. Hopefully, the IBV could raise the visitors‘ awareness for the diversity in agriculture.
The Global Crop Diversity Trust is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of a Science Communications Specialist. The Science Communications Specialist will support the whole of the Crop Trust with science writing as well as the management of the content of all websites of the organization. Candidates must have a University degree in biological/agricultural sciences or in Journalism. At least five years of relevant work experience in the plant genetic resources area and in science communications, preferably in an international environment are required. Applications can be submitted until February 28th, 2017.
The Information and Coordination Center for biological diversity is presenting a game on the IGW 2017 in hall 23a from the BMEL about biological diversity of indigenous animals and plants. Where does the Swabian-Hall landrace pig live today? Is it endangered or not? With the help of a game, the visitors can assign animals or plants to their typical are and thus discover and learn a lot about this unique but also endangered diversity in Germany.