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Latest newsletter - February 2017

The year's first newsletter reports from the 30th anniversary celebration of the world’s largest banana genebank, the Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre, hosted in Belgium.

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News

20 Apr 2017

Agrobiodiversity Index – A varied diet for investors

Clarmondial is supporting Bioversity International on the design of financial instruments around the Agrobiodiversity Index. By linking scientific research to risk assessment tools and funding mechanisms, investors can catalyze change and shift markets towards resilient agricultural ... read more

13 Apr 2017

Small farms are essential for food security, study says

As the world moves towards large-scale plantation agriculture, it's crucial poor countries protect small farmers to meet the food needs of a growing global population, says the first The Lancet Planetary Health issue featuring Bioversity International's Jessica Fanzo and Roseline Remans.

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12 Apr 2017

Increasing access to quality and diverse seed: A journey to the Kiziba community seedbank

As the threat of climate change looms large over the agriculture sector and food security, many farmers in Uganda are beginning to appreciate the importance of seed diversity. Recently a team of farmers from Bunyoro region traveled to the Kiziba community seed bank to study how it operates ... read more

DG Dialogues
23 Mar 2017

Food and nutrition are moving to the city

Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, welcomes the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, published today by the International ... read more

03 Feb 2017

Celebrating banana diversity – A treasure chest hosted in Belgium

Last week, Director General M. Ann Tutwiler celebrated, together with national and international partners, the 30th anniversary of the ... read more

07 Dec 2016

A measure of diversity from production to diets: The value of an Agrobiodiversity Index

Bioversity International's Director General, Ann Tutwiler, guest-blogs for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) ... read more

Media coverage

13 Apr 2017

Small farms are essential for food security, study says

As the world moves towards large-scale plantation agriculture, it's crucial poor countries protect small farmers to meet the food needs of a growing global population, says the first The Lancet Planetary Health issue featuring Bioversity International's Jessica Fanzo and Roseline Remans.

 ... read more
30 Mar 2017

Connecting landscapes with ecological corridors will benefit people, nature and business

To guarantee productive, profitable farms today and tomorrow, we need agrobiodiversity at the
ecosystem, agronomic and genomic level to work together, says M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, in World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Syngenta's ... read more

28 Mar 2017

Obstacles to gender-smart fertilizer use hurt livelihoods, scientists say

Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder farmers, according to a new research paper.

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