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.
We stopped to chat with two special guests of the first International Agrobiodiversity Congress in Delhi – Julia Marton-Lefèvre and Cristián Samper – incoming and outgoing Chairs of the Bioversity International Board of Trustees.
Fusarium wilt management was a key topic at the Philippines Banana Congress held in Davao on 6-7 October 2016. Bioversity International’s Agustin Molina highlighted efforts to manage the disease through the use of resistant banana varieties.
A Memorandum of Understanding signed between Bioversity International and Universiti Putra Malaysia celebrates the research partners’ 15-year relationship and shared commitment to protect Malaysia’s rich agricultural biodiversity.
Government representatives from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa are meeting this week to launch a mission, coordinated by Bioversity International and COGENT, to protect Pacific coconut diversity from climate change and other threats.
In the fifth of her blog reports from Vietnam, Jessica Raneri, Nutrition Programme Specialist, explains how Diversity Clubs in the Mai Son district in Son La Province are getting equipped to lead the next step of the research. The goal? To add nutritious agricultural biodiversity to the ... read more
SciDev.Net interviews Bioversity International's Nepal-based Devendra Gauchan, agriculture economist and project manager, about the latest achievements from the ‘Integrating Traditional Crop Genetic Diversity for Mountain Food Security' project which takes great pride in close collaboration ... read more
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Scientists, including Bioversity International banana specialists, are scrambling to find a cure for a devastating fungus that threatens to wipe out the global banana trade and plunge millions of farmers into poverty, reports a recent SciDevNet blog post.