Category Archives: News

Major Report on the Planet’s Biocultural Diversity Now Available

A seminal new report entitled “Biocultural Diversity: Threatened Species, Endangered Languages,” compares the status of and trends in biological and linguistic diversity around the world. Published by the WWF – Netherlands, the report measures global linguistic diversity and shows that of the world’s 7,000 languages, around 25 percent are threatened with extinction, a rate that very […]

Announcing New Program Officer for African Rift Valley

The Christensen Fund is pleased to announce that Dr. Hassan G. Roba will take on the position of Program Officer for the African Rift Valley at The Christensen Fund effective July 1st. He will be building on the work of Dr. Wolde Tadesse, our founding Program Officer for the African Rift Valley program who ends his […]

Biocultural Jazz Born in Bishkek

The incredible improvisational skills of Kyrgyz Manaschi were on full display at the 9th annual Bishkek Jazz Festival held in the capital city of Kyrgyzstan from April 17 to 19, 2014. The festival showcased an exciting segment of the robust global jazz scene and highlighted the cross-cultural influences driving this musical art form into the […]

Russian Language Release of Soil to Sky Infographic

We are pleased to announce that a Russian language version of the popular Soil to Sky agroecology infographic has been released and is making the rounds with farmers in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. To download the poster, which details the differences between agroecology and industrial agriculture, please click on the image below. To see the English […]

Important Changes at The Christensen Fund

Dear Grantees, Colleagues and Friends:
Some bittersweet news to share.
Jeff Campbell, our Director of Grantmaking who has played a key role in The Christensen Fund over the last five years has been offered a wonderful opportunity to head up the Forest and Farm Facility at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. This is […]