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BioDIVA: Transformation knowledge towards gender-equitable and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity
BioDIVA Junior Research Group

BioDIVA Research Project:
Transformation-Knowledge Towards a Gender-Equitable and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

BioDIVA conducts inter- and transdisciplinary research on land-use change and agrobiodiversity in South India.

The aim is to generate transformation knowledge that enables local land users and decision makers to assess the current situation and devise strategies for future land resource use.

The interactions between social, economic, ecological and institutional processes in the context of rice-biodiversity in the Western Ghats of Kerala, South India are examined.

Latest News

Expert discussion and presentation of "Cultivate Diversity" at GIZ

On February 27th 2014 the German Society of International Cooperation (GIZ) in Eschborn, Germany invited to an expert discussion and book presentation of "Cultivate Diversity!".

New BioDIVA Briefing Note 5, 2014 now online!

New Briefing Note on the results from the national level dialogue workshop held in Chennai, India on September 2-4, 2013.

“Marketing speciality Rice for Conservation” presentations at the research colloquium at Passau University

Three students from the University of Passau conducted field research for their Bachelor theses joining the BioDIVA project in India.

Armando Gaetaniello defended his master thesis

On January 9th master student Armando Gaetaniello defended his master thesis and got an excellent ranking.


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