The 2nd Scientific Conference of UNCCD took place 9-12 April 2013 in Bonn.
CENESTA made a presentation on PPB as part of the workshop on “Agro-ecology as a powerful tool for the development of dry-lands.”
For a report of the Scientific Conference please see: http://www.iisd.ca/vol04/enb04242e.html
Excerpts about CENESTA:
Mina Esteghamat, Centre for Sustainable Development (CENESTA), Iran, highlighted successful adaptation strategies adopted by pastoralist communities in the Abolhassani tribal confederacy in northeastern Iran. She listed among good practices: improved water storage, reduction of livestock numbers, lengthening the migration path, and increased use of farmland residues and agricultural by-products through communal agreements such as “boundless grazing” in certain periods of the year.
Khadija Razavi, CENESTA, Iran, said participatory impact assessments will be needed to achieve ZNLD
, and there is a need for capacity building for decision makers as well as those on the ground.
Khadija Razavi, CENESTA, Iran, presented a project in participatory plant breeding in Iran bringing scientists together with farmers in managing barley and wheat varieties.