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Latest newsletter - July 2017

A look back to 2016 

This special issue of the Bioversity International newsletter highlights the 2016 Annual Report, looking back at accomplishments in 2016 and highlights research on healthy diets from sustainable food systems, productive and resilient farms and forests, genetic resources conservation and use.

Read the Annual Report 2016 Newsletter


08 Sep 2017

Belgium renews strong support to Bioversity International’s banana research

In September, the Belgian Government has strongly committed to support Bioversity International’s banana research activities that contribute to current and future food and nutrition security and enhance farmers’ options as entrepreneurs.

30 Aug 2017

Inspiring local communities to enhance their diets

Nutrition Specialist, Molly Ahern, talks about the methodologies used to learn about local diets in northern Malawi and northern Zambia and help increase their nutritional value and diversity.

29 Aug 2017

Mourning the loss of an esteemed colleague and friend, Dr Bhuwon Sthapit

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr Bhuwon Sthapit. Bhuwon has been an esteemed colleague at Bioversity International for 20 years, since he started in 1997. His contributions to the conservation of agricultural biodiversity in situ and to ... read more

DG Dialogues
13 Jun 2017

We need to put more biodiversity on the sustainable development menu

In this guest blog post, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, kicks off Farming First's brand new series 'SDG2 ... read more

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 ... 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 ... read more

Media coverage

04 Aug 2017

Modern science meets traditional knowledge to improve crop breeding

Scientists have partnered with traditional farmers to demonstrate, for the first time, how indigenous knowledge may drive future breeding.

25 May 2017

Community seedbanks: securing diversity for climate change adaptation

Bioversity International’s policy scientist Ronnie Vernooy explains to Degrees of Latitude why community seedbanks are important for farming systems’ resilience, and how they can be supported.

05 May 2017

30 years of gender and forests

Currently, there is much interest in mainstreaming gender in natural resource management, including forestry. The new Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests, co-edited by our gender specialist Marlène Elias provides a collection of key articles on gender and forests published over the last ... read more