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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Farmers get to work to establish vital community seedbanks in Nepal

After two earthquakes devastated parts of Nepal one year ago, Devendra Gauchan, National Project Manager and Bhuwon Sthapit, Senior Scientist,...

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Pamiri farmers and their traditions take centre stage in international cookbook awards

Book on the rich cultural and agricultural history of the Afghan and Tajik Pamirs wins the Gourmand cookbook awards – the most prestigious and largest...

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Sorghum varieties in Tanzania. Credit: Bioversity International/J. Van De Gevel

The first International Agrobiodiversity Congress calls for abstracts

The 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress will take place from 6 - 9 November 2016 in New Delhi, India, as a platform for stakeholders to share...

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Surya and Sarawasti Adhikari on their biodiverse farm, Nepal.
Photo credit: Bioversity International/J. Zucker

Empowering farming communities to manage biodiversity in Nepal

For the 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity, M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, writes for the 'World Bank Governance for...

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Opening the doors to India's first low-energy genebank

Bioversity International scientists report from India on the opening of the first low-energy genebank, inaugurated as part of the National Symposium...

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Forests patches on the lower hills of the Himalayas, Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/G. Meldrum

Making best use of Asia’s tree diversity

Working on landscape restoration, REDD+, tree improvement or conservation planning in Asia-Pacific? Take this survey and tell us what your training...

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