Community-based Biodiversity Management for Climate Change Resilience

Community-based Biodiversity Management for Resilience is a global project funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations under the Benefit Sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The project aims in developing the strategic action plans to integrate ‘Community based biodiversity management’ (CBM) as strategy for on-farm management of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) and community resilience that ensure sustainable food security in Africa, Central and Latin America and South Asia. It also aims in increase in the capacity and leadership skills of stakeholders to apply CBM for managing PGRFA for food security and community resilience.

The project is globally coordinated by LI-BIRD with regional coordinators for respective regions in Asia, Latin America and Africa. The each country, NGO takes the lead with support from a university partner and one to two CBOs are involved in developing the strategic action plans. 

Project Details
Countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Malawi, Nicaragua, Nepal
Working districts: Bara
Project Duration: 2012 - 2013
Partners: Bioversity International, Collaborative Programme on Participatory Plant Breeding in Mesoamerica (Guatemala), Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Federal University of Santa Catarina, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Mekelle University (Ethiopia), National University of Loja, UBINIG, University of Abomey-Calavi, Wageningen UR/CDI
Funded by: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
Contact Person: Pashupati Chaudhary