Xanthomonas wilt is a bacterial disease threatening banana production in East and Central Africa. New collaborative research involving Bioversity International, IITA and partners in Uganda and DR Congo is providing options to control the disease.
A Darwin Initiative funded project coordinated by Bioversity International in Madagascar and Benin has communities devising personalized investment plans, ranging from medicinal plant botanical gardens to sustainable tourism.
New research by Bioversity International is studying how women and men control and manage banana cropping systems in Burundi, and how this can influence the adoption of technologies that can help farmers manage a deadly banana disease.
As the threat of climate change looms large over the agriculture sector and food security, many farmers in Uganda are beginning to appreciate the importance of seed diversity. Recently a team of farmers from Bunyoro region traveled to the Kiziba community seed bank to study how it operates ... read more
Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, welcomes the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, published today by the International Food Policy Research Institute, and draws attention to the shift in the burden of malnutrition from rural areas to cities.
One of the winners of Uganda’s National Best Farmers competition, Joy Mugisha is not only an invaluable source of agrobiodiversity knowledge for her community but a key research partner for Bioversity International and NARO.
Livelihoods in East and Central Africa are seriously threatened by Banana Xanthomonas Wilt, a devastating disease causing up to 100% yield loss and severely damaging the livelihoods and food security of banana farming households across the region. In Uganda, with the help of the McKnight ... read more