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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Farmer field day in a participatory evaluation plot for kodo millet in Dindori, Madhya Pradesh. Field visit to Mandla and Dindori in Madhya Pradesh to see work carried out by Action for Social Advancement (ASA) in the context of the IFAD-EU-CCAFS project, which is promoting underutilized species, particularly kodo and kutki (little) millet, for better livelihoods. Credit: Bioversity International/G. Meldrum

Agricultural biodiversity to manage risks and empower the poor

Proceedings are now available from an International Conference held in Rome in 2015 to launch the IFAD and EU supported Initiative ‘Linking...

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Young woman processing shea nuts. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Vinceti

Enhancing benefits for smallholders across biodiverse value chains

In conversation with Dietmar Stoian, Principal Scientist, Value Chains and Private Sector Engagement, on why supporting smallholders in business...

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Handing communities the management of a Guatemalan forest

As discussed in a recent article in The New York Times, on-going research in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala’s northern Petén region...

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Women from four corners of the globe share stories of food and empowerment in Milan

Five custodian farmers from Bolivia, India, Italy and Mali and numerous partners came to Bioversity International's co-organized event to voice their...

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Fishermen in the Barotse floodplain in Zambia. Credit: Bioversity International/T. del Rio

Looking back at 365 days of water, land and ecosystems

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems 2014 Annual Report highlights stories of successful partnerships, including collaboration...

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Chili diversity. Credit: Bioversity International/C. Zanzanaini

Traits for taste: Spicing up the chilli market in Bolivia and Peru

Whether you like your chilli (Capsicum) peppers mildly spicy or ‘burn in the mouth’ hot, Peru and Bolivia have more than enough chilli varieties to...

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Harvesting quinoa in Peru. Credit: Bioversity International/A. Camacho

Peruvian government and farming communities commit to conserving quinoa diversity

The Peruvian Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with Bioversity International, officially signed a contract with six quinoa-producing communities...

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Village mapping with female participants in Tanzania. Credit: Bioversity International/C.Fadda

How to measure climate change vulnerability – New toolkit and two case studies

How will climate change affect rural communities differently? A new toolkit by Bioversity International and partners provides step-by-step guidance on...

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Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity. Credit: Convention on Biological Diversity

Why agricultural biodiversity must be embedded into sustainable development policies

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, M. Ann Tutwiler hands over her blog to special guest Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive...

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