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02 Feb 2018

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 Tutwiler reflects on how agricultural biodiversity can mitigate these risks and enhance resilience in her latest DG Dialogues blog.

22 Dec 2017

Global Landscapes Forum - A movement worth building

Bioversity International participated in several activities during this year's Global Landscapes Forum held in Bonn on 19-20 December, where the President of Mauritius emphasized the need for an Agrobiodiversity Index. 

20 Dec 2017

A climate change atlas for Central America

Users can now explore the predicted effects of climate change on important agroforestry species.

12 Dec 2017

Laying out a roadmap for nature-based solutions in the SDGs

Sylvia Wood and Sarah Jones from Bioversity International report on a new paper on linking ecosystem services to multiple dimensions of human well-being.

13 Nov 2017

Forest restoration needs to become climate-smart

As the world leaders gather in Bonn for the UN climate summit, a new study shows that forest restoration needs a mindset change to reach its potential in mitigating climate change.

03 Nov 2017

Community concessions bring newfound hope for forest conservation and socioeconomic development

Recent findings evidenced that when forests are in the hands of local communities, governance, conservation and livelihoods improve.

26 Oct 2017

Integrating wild and agricultural biodiversity conservation – why we need both

In a chapter of the Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity, researchers explore the neglected yet inextricable relationship between both wild and agricultural biodiversity and find some surprising and important linkages and distinctions.

24 Oct 2017

Global programme seeks to contain serious threat to the world’s bananas

FAO and partners including Bioversity International launch campaign against new Fusarium wilt strain that jeopardizes livelihoods reliant on the world’s most traded fruit.

16 Oct 2017

Agrobiodiversity is essential for the disruptive changes we need in global food systems

On World Food Day, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International reflects on last week’s 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS44) in Rome, Italy.

12 Oct 2017

Round two of the Gender Research Fellowship Programme takes off in Nairobi

Building on a successful first phase, the Gender Research Fellowship Programme is back for round two. This programme has been designed to strengthen researchers' capacity to conduct research that can support gender equality and other desired project outcomes, such as the sustainable ... read more

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