Monthly Archives: June 2011

Central Asia: First Convening on Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty

A three-day gathering around agriculture and traditional knowledge took place this month in the Badakhshan region of Tajikistan, a remote mountainous landscape known as the ‘Roof of the World’. Delegates to Central Asia’s first Convening on Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty included farmers, researchers, and leaders of regional NGOs and government agencies, who gathered to share […]

Conversations with Earth goes to D.C.

We are pleased to announce that our friends at Conversations With Earth will showcase some stunning interpretations of climate change by indigenous people, at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. The Exhibit opens on July 24th. Click here for more information.

BCD 101: Diversity, Knowledge, Resilience

We live on a planet that is rich with languages, music, art; with ways of growing and celebrating food, and ways of tending to and living with Nature. We have genetic and cultural diversity; spiritual and biological diversity; and myriad ways of knowing, believing, living and dying. The emerging field of biocultural diversity encompasses all […]

Linking livelihoods within the “roof of the world”

How do you enable scattered traditional crafts people across a mountainous region of Central Asia to connect with each other and their markets?  De Pamiri Handicrafts, a Christensen grantee, came up with an innovative marketing solution they call ‘the bus invitation’.
Without internet or mobile phones, it’s difficult to reach the traditional Pamiri artisans of the Badakhshan […]