Modelling underutilized foods into diets that boost health and food security

Scientists working with communities in Kenya have demonstrated an innovative approach to boosting the nutritional quality of local diets while also...

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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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Women selling indigenous vegetables in a market in Nairobi. Credit: Pete Muller/Prime for Nature

Indigenous vegetables make a comeback in Kenya and other African countries

Nature highlights the revival of indigenous vegetable in Kenya and other African countries this month, a positive trend towards bringing more...

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On the left, a bunch of NARITA-1, a high-yielding and disease-resistant banana variety developed by IITA and NARO. Credit: IITA/Michael Batte.

The African Great Lakes region to be the testing ground for NARITA bananas

Bioversity International is coordinating the field testing of new high-yielding and disease-resistant bananas as part of a 5-year initiative to...

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Tracking proteins in farmers' varieties of durum wheat in Ethiopia

Durum wheat is a common crop in Ethiopia where many local varieties are grown. Mr Basazen Fantahun, an Ethiopian, has been awarded Bioversity...

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Livestock in the Barotse floodplain. Credit:T.del Río

Farming systems and how they relate to local diets in the Barotse

What do communities in the Barotse floodplain in Zambia grow and why? What are their constraints to using crop biodiversity? Read more about this...

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Different bean varieties in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Jarvis

Mixing it up in Uganda: Biodiversity bugs pests

Bioversity International's latest research in Uganda is showing increased evidence that growing different varieties (mixtures) of crops together can...

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Succulent mvout fruits. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Tieguhong

Authors of a new paper promote the nutritional value of forest foods in Cameroon

A recently published paper documents the nutritional composition and value of  foods obtained from forest trees – ‘moabi’ fruits and oil, ‘Mvout’...

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Kassahun Kelifa, Borlaug Fellow 2015. Credit: Kassahun_Kelifa

Ethiopian student awarded Borlaug LEAP Fellowship to research wild coffee

Wild coffee in Ethiopia is threatened and earlier conservation efforts show mixed results. Mr Kassahun Kelifa, an Ethiopian PhD student, has been...

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Photo: Fishing in the canal. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Estrada-Carmona

A gender perspective on landscapes in the Zambian flood plain

Bioversity International and partner organization researchers working in the Barotse Hub in Zambia celebrate International Women's Day and write about...

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