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23 May 2017

Going to the root of the problem with forest genetic resources training - Apply now

Teaching forestry at an Asian university or training institution? Apply now for the Second Regional Training on Forest Genetic Resources in China, 18-22 September, 2017.

22 May 2017

Use it or lose it – why we should take a stand for agricultural biodiversity

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, Ann Tutwiler passes the baton to Pietro Sebastiani, Director General for Development Cooperation, Italy. He explains why agrobiodiversity is the foundation of our food systems, how it contributes greatly to Italy's economy and makes it one ... read more

22 May 2017

Se non la usi la perdi! Ecco perché dobbiamo sostenere la biodiversità agricola

In occasione della Giornata Mondiale per la Diversità Biologica, Ann Tutwiler passa il testimone del suo blog a Pietro Sebastiani, Direttore Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo in Italia. Sebastiani spiega perché l'agrobiodiversità è alla base dei sistemi alimentari, in che modo ... read more

18 May 2017

Participatory research is a serious game

On a warm afternoon in a small farming village in Honduras, half a dozen farmers sit with a visitor from an NGO they’ve worked with before. They’re there to discuss the farmers’ priorities to improve their main crop, beans. What do the farmers need most? What should the bean breeders focus ... read more

08 May 2017

How does gender influence banana disease management?

New research by Bioversity International is studying how women and men control and manage banana cropping systems in Burundi, and how this can influence the adoption of technologies that can help farmers manage a deadly banana disease.

18 Apr 2017

Integrated systems research for sustainable smallholder agriculture

A new publication details achievements and lessons learned from the Central Mekong, offering insights and recommendations that could support integrated agricultural systems research both in the Mekong and elsewhere.

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

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.

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 Food Policy Research Institute, and draws attention to the shift in the burden of malnutrition from rural areas to cities. 

15 Mar 2017

Banking on diversity and knowledge-sharing – the story of one of Uganda’s best farmers

One of the winners of Uganda’s National Best Farmers competition, Joy Mugisha is not only an invaluable source of agrobiodiversity knowledge for her community but a key research partner for Bioversity International and NARO.

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