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23 Jan 2017

30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – A treasure chest to feed the world

KU Leuven, Belgium – The world’s largest banana genebank managed by Bioversity International, celebrated today its 30th anniversary with an event attended by Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo.

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) from the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) in Cancun, Mexico and explains the importance of mainstreaming agrobiodiversity in food systems and ... read more

24 Nov 2016

Saving the world's coconuts - The Atlantic and BBC World News report

While demand for coconuts and coconut products stays high, its long-term outlook is quite bleak despite researchers' efforts in safeguarding this unique fruit. The Atlantic and BBC World News interviewed Bioversity International and COGENT's specialists to learn more.

09 Nov 2016

Break down barriers between seed banks and field study

Food biodiversity needs both systems, just like pandas need zoos and bamboo forests, say Marie Haga, Executive Director of the Crop Trust and Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International in a newly published op-ed for SciDev.Net

05 Nov 2016

First-ever International Agrobiodiversity Congress to be held in New Delhi, India

The International Agrobiodiversity Congress will gather 900 delegates from 60 countries in New Delhi, India, from 6-9 November, 2016. This international Congress will initiate and encourage a dialogue among relevant stakeholders – including farmers – to better understand everyone’s role in ... read more

09 Sep 2016

Outside, whatever the weather: FreeStations in the Volta basin

As part of a CGIAR Water Land and Ecosystems project, researchers and students from King’s College London, Bioversity International, and other partner organizations are working to improve the distribution of weather stations across the Volta river basin. Earlier in 2016, the partners were ... read more

05 Sep 2016

Resilient seeds for the future of food

A new report from the Global Alliance for the Future of Food focuses on including farmers in policymaking conversations about preserving seed biodiversity.

02 Aug 2016

Banana scientists cover significant ground in battling banana disease BBTD

As reported in the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas’ 2015 Annual Report, significant ground has been covered in the battle against one of banana’s biggest enemies – the banana bunchy top disease (BBTD).

13 Jul 2016

Making millets matter in Madhya Pradesh

A decline in minor millet cultivation rings true across much of India. Yet a country wide revival of this cereal crop is in motion. Farmers are once again recognizing and asserting the value of minor millets, a cereal crop that was once central to their culture. 

04 Jul 2016

Food Fair: An Initiative For Promotion Of Traditional Food Products

Nepal's Food Fair 2016, the first of its kind, showcased recipes made from locally grown crops and explored the potential these crops have for consumers.

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