Obstacles to gender-smart fertilizer use hurt livelihoods, scientists say

Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder...

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Can local participation in community forestry foster social inclusiveness and gender equity?

Community forestry approaches that aim to form a partnership between governments and communities have gained popularity around the world. These...

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Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management adopted

The 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress that was held in New Delhi, India, from 6 to 9 November 2016 concluded with the adoption of the Delhi...

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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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Young women doing a participatory resource mapping exercise, Malaysia. Credit: Faridah Aini Muhammad

Why a gender approach is important for conservation: a case study in Sarawak, Malaysia

Every year on October 15th, the UN celebrates International Day of Rural Women to honor and recognize the importance of rural women in enhancing...

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Krishi Pandita agriculturalist award granted to custodian farmer in India

A close associate of the Tropical Fruit Tree Project, Prasad Rama Hegde, recently received the prestigious Krishi Pandita award for his work on...

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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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Fruits of labour: One year after establishing genetic garden in Bengaluru, India

A year after Bioversity International opened a genetic garden in Bengaluru, India, scientist Shankar Dandin reports on the impact of underutilized...

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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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Coconut palm tree, Sri Lanka. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Martinez

Saving the Pacific’s coconuts

Government representatives from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa are meeting this week to launch a mission, coordinated by Bioversity International...

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