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

With this training course, we intend to respond effectively to new challenges in the use of agrobiodiversity information on food production and healthy diets.

The course is organised in the scope of the project GBIF CESP Agrotraining - Proofing GBIF use on agrobiodiversity through needs assessment and training.

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.

Deadline for applications: 19 of May 2017

Website: www.gbif.pt/AGBtraining

Materials will be made available at a later stage.

Hosts: GBIF Portugal, GBIF Spain and College Food, Farming and Forestry (F3) of the University of Lisbon


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.