Activity under the scope of project “Agrotraining - Proofing GBIF use on agrobiodiversity through needs assessment and training”

International Training Course | Use of agrobiodiversity information in GBIF and other databases

Open call

Under the scope of project “Agrotraining - Proofing GBIF use on agrobiodiversity through needs assessment and training ”, this international training course will take place at Faculdade de Ciências - University of Lisbon, on June 28-30.

This course aims at responding effectively to new challenges concerning 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 the agricultural landscape.

The following topics will be addressed:

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.

Limited to 25 participants, selected based on evaluation of the applications.

Deadline for submitting applications: May 19th 2017

Target audience:Those experienced with agrobiodiversity use, including producers, regulators, members of NGOs, professors, researchers, among other users.

The course will be thought in English. There are no fees for the participation but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. The organization will provide lunches and coffee-breaks during the course.

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