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The complex relationship between deforestation and diet diversity in the Amazon  

As increasing areas of the Amazonian rainforest are converted into agricultural land, scientists are examining how this is linked with local...

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Researchers and entrepreneurs bring back forgotten gems: underutilized crops transformed into healthy snacks

Researchers are exploring innovative technologies that could offer alternative organic, nutritious, and readily available yet affordable snacks.

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Post-COVID-19: we need a food systems approach to achieve zero-deforestation diets

How and what we eat has caused undue damage to forests. Over the years, the clamor for a shift to sustainable diets has grown. Finding an effective...

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An Alliance for accelerated change

Today Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, launches the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT's strategy to provide food systems solutions...

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Our actions are our future

In his World Food Day blog, Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General of Bioversity International and CEO-Designate of the Alliance of Bioversity...

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Going against nature

In his latest blog, Juan Lucas Restrepo talks about the importance of identifying collective solutions to diversify our agriculture and thus fight...

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Strengthening farmers' seed systems in China

Dr. Yiching Song, Senior Researcher at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. Ronnie Vernooy, Senior...

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Community seedbank workshop unites representatives from around the world

Earlier this fall, International Workshop on Community Seedbanks attracted a truly international and diverse crowd: almost 100 farmers, experts,...

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Farmers attending a field day to learn about the trials of durum wheat at Geregera. A Seeds for Needs field trip, Ethiopia, 2015. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Collins

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.

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