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Welcome to the Training Course:
Use of Agrobiodiversity information in GBIF and other databases

The Training Course - Use of Agrobiodiversity information in GBIF and other databases will take place in Lisbon, between the 28th and 30th of June 2017. The course is organised by GBIF Portugal, GBIF Spain and College Food Farming and Forestry (F3) of the University of Lisbon, on the scope of the project Agrotraining - Proofing GBIF use on agrobiodiversity through needs assessment and training, financed by the Capacity enhancement support progamme of GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility).

With this course, we intend to respond effectively to new challenges in the use of agrobiodiversity information on food production and healthy diets. Farming systems rely on the sustainable exploitation of crop wild relatives, landraces and neglected or underutilized species, but also on non-crops wild biodiversity that benefits ecosystem services in agricultural landscape. The following topics will be addressed:

  • Information analysis tools for biodiversity and environmental data in the context of agrobiodiversity
  • Agrobiodiversity information for crop systems
  • Benefits of wild-species biodiversity to farming activities

The use of biodiversity information will be extensively explored, either from GBIF (including the infrastructure of software tools) or other sources, in which case links with GBIF will be promoted or tested.

Audience

The target audience is people that have a relationship and/or experience with AGB: producers, regulators, members of NGOs, teachers, researchers, or other users on this subject.

Participation fees and costs

The target audience is people that have a relationship and/or experience with AGB: producers, regulators, members of ONG, teachers, researchers, or other users on this subject.

Participation fees and costs

There are no fees for the participation. However, participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. The organisation will provide lunches and coffee-breaks during the course.

Language

The language of the course will be english.

Selection of participants

There will be no limitation to the participation based on the country of origin, but the number of available places is limited to 25. The final selection of participants will be done based on the application.

Deadline for submitting applications: 19th of May, 2017.

Submit your application.

Download the poster of the course.

 

Organisation

  • GBIF Portugal
  • GBIF Spain
  • College Food, Farming and Forestry

Support

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

 

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