Banana plantation worker in Colombia. Credit: CIAT/N. Palmer

Crank it up! Researchers discover that banana plants enjoy thermotherapy

Bioversity International and other CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas scientists have discovered several thermotherapy-related...

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From dish to podium – it’s about a lot more than just sports in Rio

Brazil is not only home to the world’s best beach volleyball team but also the planet’s greatest plant biodiversity, representing around 15 to 20% of...

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Multi-functional landscape in Turrialba, Costa Rica. A hydropower dam manages water flows and electricity. A mix of farmland and forest can also be observed.  Credit: Bioversity International/C.Zanzanaini

Partnering with Costa Rica to help farmers face climate change

Bioversity International partners with Costa Rica to find new approaches to agriculture that take into account the variables of a changing climate.

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Cooperation and competition to conserve native diversity in Peru

As part of an incentive scheme in Peru to conserve quinoa biodiversity, farming communities received rewards, such as mattresses and spades, for...

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La cooperación y la competencia para conservar la diversidad nativa en Perú

Como parte de un esquema de incentivos para conservar la biodiversidad de quinua en el Perú, comunidades agrícolas recibieron recompensas, como palas...

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Pupunha bunches (Bactris gasipaes)

Putting biodiversity back on the menu in Brazil

New Ordinance signed on Sociobiodiversity will help to increase knowledge and promote sustainable use of native biodiversity

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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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Bioversity International staff in Costa Rica being trained to install and maintain weather stations. Bioversity International/G. Meldrum

Addressing the weather data paradox head-on in Guatemala and Mali

Weather data is vital for climate science, but it is often inaccessible. To solve this, weather stations are being installed in Mali and Guatemala.

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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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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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