• Bioversity International

    Bioversity International

    produces scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity.

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  • Agricultural biodiversity
    Agricultural biodiversity

    is the basis of sustainable food production but due to changes in farming practices & environmental pressures  is being lost, along with knowledge of how it can benefit agriculture & ecosystems.

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  • Making a difference
    Making a difference

    as we work to achieve our vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet.

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  • Meet the Director General
    Meet the Director General

    Meet M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, read her official blog DG Dialogues, and find the latest news.

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News

25 Jul 2014

Reducing micronutrient deficiencies with vitamin A-rich bananas in rural Eastern Africa

Beatrice Ekesa, post-doctoral fellow, Bioversity International, is working in Eastern Africa where banana forms an important part of diets. She explains her research on using banana diversity to help reduce micronutrient deficiencies.

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