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CNN talks to Bioversity International about 'Panama disease' in bananas

Article by CNN highlights impacts in the market and features an interview with Bioversity International scientist to talk about alternatives against...

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Different bean varieties in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Jarvis

Pulses are praised for health, ecological and economic benefits

Italy's permanent representation to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Bioversity International and FAO co-hosted an event...

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Different bean varieties in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Jarvis

Soils and pulses: symbiosis for life

On April 19, FAO, Bioversity International and the Permanent Representation of Italy to the UN will jointly host the seminar Soils and pulses:...

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Nepali farmers fight to save indigenous seeds

SciDev.Net interviews Bioversity International's Nepal-based Devendra Gauchan, agriculture economist and project manager, about the latest...

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Devra Jarvis and national partner from the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) in front of Kiziba community seedbank, established in Uganda in 2010. Credit: Bioversity International/D. Jarvis

Bean biodiversity bugs pests

In light of the UN-declared International Year of Pulses, Bioversity International scientist Devra Jarvis blogs about the benefits that many bean...

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Bioversity International scientist Carlo Fadda in a durum wheat test plot in Ethiopia. Credit: Bioversity International

Can ancient Ethiopian wheat varieties provide resistance to stem rust?

Interviewed by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bioversity International scientist Carlo Fadda explains how Ethiopian durum wheat offers a unique and not fully...

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Quinoa growing in Bolivia. Credit: Bioversity International/S. Padulosi

New study shows quinoa is good for quinoa farmers

As discussed at length in NPR's The Salt, consumers' quinoa habits benefit not only farmers' incomes but also their nutrition. Bioversity...

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Seed fair with smallholder farmers in Mutale, Limpopo Province, South Africa. This community has been earmarked by the government to set up a community seedbank.  Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

Community seedbanks as a platform for crop conservation and improvement in South Africa

Community seedbanks could service as co-ordinating agencies bringing together farmers, plant breeders, genebank curators and other stakeholders to...

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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

Kai Pacha Foods - Bringing quinoa diversity to the market in Peru

Kai Pacha Foods is a new social enterprise working to bring quinoa diversity to the international market. It uses an innovative approach that...

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IPBES: Biodiversity central to food security

Biodiversity is central to food security and should be evaluated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) urges...

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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.