Rice varieties from the plains of the Terai regions in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

Testing farmers evolutionary plant breeding strategies for coping with climate change

Bioversity International and IFAD are pleased to announce an IFAD grant of $3.5 million and national co-funding of $2.1 million, on the use of genetic...

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Searching for pathways towards equitable and sustainable reservoir management

Bioversity International and partners work closely with local communities in Burkina Faso to tackle the dry season water constraints by supporting...

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Farmers on a Sri Lankan farm where crop rotations of chilli, rice and other crops are practised, here harvesting chilli peppers. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Landersz

What has agricultural biodiversity ever done for us?

Bioversity International scientist Simon Attwood explains how the use of agricultural biodiversity can make our diets healthier, and agriculture more...

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Integrated systems research for sustainable smallholder agriculture

A new publication details achievements and lessons learned from the Central Mekong, offering insights and recommendations that could support...

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Farmers in Bihar, India. Credit: Bioversity International/C. Zanzanaini

Small farms are essential for food security, study says

As the world moves towards large-scale plantation agriculture, it's crucial poor countries protect small farmers to meet the food needs of a growing...

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Increasing access to quality and diverse seed: A journey to the Kiziba community seedbank

As the threat of climate change looms large over the agriculture sector and food security, many farmers in Uganda are beginning to appreciate the...

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Sierra de los Cuchamatanes, Guatemala. Credit: Bioversity International/M. Ramirez

Connecting landscapes with ecological corridors will benefit people, nature and business

To guarantee productive, profitable farms today and tomorrow, we need agrobiodiversity at the
ecosystem, agronomic and genomic level to work together,...

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Surya Adhikari, a Nepalese farmer and plant breeder, shows breeding selection techniques in Skrang, Sarawak, Malaysia. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Bordoni

What can social scientists do to better influence policy? Let's start with these ten tips.

Today's complex problems pose significant challenges to those making policy decisions. The work of social scientists can be crucial to understanding...

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Joy Mugisha in her home seedbank. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Turyatemba

Banking on diversity and knowledge-sharing – the story of one of Uganda’s best farmers

One of the winners of Uganda’s National Best Farmers competition, Joy Mugisha is not only an invaluable source of agrobiodiversity knowledge for her...

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A young girl in a rice paddy, Pyay, Myanmar. Credit: Khant Zaw

Taking a 360 degree approach to sustainable intensification

Sustainable intensification is far more than just the latest food security buzzword. It is being widely postulated as a means to increase agricultural...

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