World Economic Forum highlights diversity as a key resilience strategy for future shocks

Every year since 2005, the World Economic Forum releases a Global Risks Report, which analyses the evolution and intensity of global risks. Ann...

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Chocolate shoes on display at the Salon du Chocolat 2017.  Credit: Bioversity International/S. Collins

For the love of chocolate

Last week saw the 2017 Edition of the International Cocoa Awards, celebrated as part of the Salon du Chocolat, Paris. Find out why these awards matter...

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Farmers are scoring wheat varieties according to their preferred phenotypical traits in a field trail in the Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia.

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How Transformative Agrobiodiversity Innovations help advance the G7’s agenda on agricultural development

As Italy’s G7 Presidential Agenda draws to a close, Bioversity International’s Private Sector Engagement Coordinator, Gianpiero Menza, reports on what...

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Community seedbank workshop unites representatives from around the world

Earlier this fall, International Workshop on Community Seedbanks attracted a truly international and diverse crowd: almost 100 farmers, experts,...

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Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo, visiting Bioversity International's banana genebank hosted at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

Belgium renews strong support to Bioversity International’s banana research

In September, the Belgian Government has strongly committed to support Bioversity International’s banana research activities that contribute to...

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Italian Ambassador and Director General of Development Cooperation Pietro Sebastiani

Use it or lose it – why we should take a stand for agricultural biodiversity

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, Ann Tutwiler passes the baton to Pietro Sebastiani, Director General for Development Cooperation,...

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Italian Ambassador and Director General of Development Cooperation Pietro Sebastiani

Se non la usi la perdi! Ecco perché dobbiamo sostenere la biodiversità agricola

In occasione della Giornata Mondiale per la Diversità Biologica, Ann Tutwiler passa il testimone del suo blog a Pietro Sebastiani, Direttore Generale...

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Banana diversity. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Sardos

Celebrating banana diversity – A treasure chest hosted in Belgium

Last week, Director General M. Ann Tutwiler celebrated, together with national and international partners, the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest...

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30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – A treasure chest to feed the world

KU Leuven, Belgium – The world’s largest banana genebank managed by Bioversity International, celebrated today its 30th anniversary with an event...

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Cryopreservation – Safeguarding crops for millennia

Cryopreservation consists of storing plant material in liquid nitrogen at -196 °C. A new video explains how Bioversity International is using...

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