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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...

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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...

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International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016 press conference. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Samors

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...

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Preparing a FreeStation for installation with extension worker at Garango, Burkina Faso. Credit: Bioversity International/S. Jones

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...

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Diversity fair in Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

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...

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Lava Kumar, IITA scientist, points to a banana plant infected with Banana Bunchy Top Disease in a banana field during a Learning Alliance Workshop in Bujumbura, Burundi. Credit: IITA/ L. Kumar

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...

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The custodians of the community seed bank and millet pulveriser in Kolli Hills mingle with women from Mandla and Dindori. Photo: Shambhavi Priyam (used in Farming Matters special edition 2016 - Revaluing Traditional Plants

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...

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Woman tries a dish made out of local ingredients at the 'Food Fair 2016' event in Nepal.

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...

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Quinoa varieties conserved by Doña Adeleiva Castillo , a custodian farmer.  She conserves 120 varieties of quinoa on her farm in the Peruvian Andes in memory of her son who died tragically in a motorcycle accident. Please credit:  Bioversity International/A. Camacho

Q is for quinoa: going with the diversity grain

Bioversity International scientists Adam Drucker and Marleni Ramirez highlight in the Economist the importance of going with the diversity grain when...

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Local solutions for climate change adaptation and coffee rust management in Guatemala

A recent news blog on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture and Food Security website highlights urgent need to identify best agroecological...

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Farming Today

Dr. Carlo Fadda reports from Ethiopia on the day-to-day challenges facing farmers and using durum wheat diversity to adapt to climate change. Then Ann Tutwiler is interviewed on why agricultural biodiversity matters as part of their Global Perspectives Series. 

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Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems

On 26 July 2017, Bioversity International launched its flagship publication Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems: Foundations for a Scientific Index.  The book received international media attention - a summary of which is listed below.