New digital map of Barotse speaks both the language of scientists and farmers

In light of the 8th Ecosystem Services Partnership conference, Bioversity International researcher Natalia Estrada-Carmona reveals a new digital map...

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FILE - Lab at the National Agricultural Research Organization grows disease-resistant genetically modified bananas, Uganda, Sept. 13, 2013. (Hilary Heuler for VOA)

Global Blight Threatens Bananatastrophe in Mozambique

Bananas are under serious threat as a deadly fungus rampages its way through farms, landing recently in Africa. Eldad Karamura, Senior Scientist,...

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Women of Gumbu village in South Africa unite for a seed fair. Credit: Bioversity International/R. Vernooy

Seed savers of Gumbu

A recently established South African community seedbank is entirely managed by women. Ronnie Vernooy, Genetic Resources Policy Specialist, explains...

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Diet diversity from eating a wide array of foods. Photo taken as a chef training group in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Y. Morimoto

Malezi Bora – Food Biodiversity for Improved Nutrition in Kenya

The final report of the series from Vihiga County, Kenya, where a research initiative is empowering the community to better use available agricultural...

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Beverlyne Malesi, one of the 180 workshop participants in Vihiga County, Western Kenya.  Once a week Beverlyne comes with her daughter to a church in Masana to actively participate in community workshops intending to find ways to improve nutrition. Credit: Bioversity International/J. Boedecker

Community action for improved nutrition gathers momentum in Kenya

Part 2 of three special reports from Vihiga County, Kenya, where a research initiative is empowering the community to better use available...

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Linking people, nature and prosperity to ecosystem services - yes we can!

How are ecosystem services linked to nature, people and prosperity? How can we shift attention from a singular emphasis on yield to healthy rural...

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Francis Odhiambo, Research Assistant, Bioversity International, facilitating a training session for enumerators held in Nairobi August 2014, prior to the household survey in Vihiga. Credit: Bioversity International

How communities in Kenya are putting nutritious diversity back on the plate

Part 1 of three special reports from Vihiga County, Kenya, where a research initiative is empowering the community to better use available...

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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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With Bulaku Farmers and SINGI extension worker, Pamela Otieno, during a demonstration in value addition of orange-fleshed sweet potato
Credit: Bioversity International/Alessandra Grasso

Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition in Busia County, Kenya

Alessandra Grasso, US Borlaug Fellow reports on her experiences working with rural communities in Busia, Kenya, as part of the biodiversity for food...

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Dishes prepared on site for a food fair held in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia. The food was judged in a competition for the most nutritious dish.

The food fair was organized by Bioversity International and WorldFish to promote more nutritious recipes. Part of the prize (2 winners) was an invitation to a national food fair to be held in July.

Credit: Bioversity International/E.Hermanowicz

Stimulating demand for nutritious diverse foods in the Barotse Floodplain, Zambia

Community members showcase diverse traditional foods with a nutritious twist at the Barotse Food Fair

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