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29 Nov 2014

Restoration of native species highlighted at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum

On 6 December, Bioversity International researcher Evert Thomas and Regional Director for the Americas, Marleni Ramirez, will join research partners and Vice Minister of Agriculture of Peru, Cesar Sotomayor, on the sidelines of Lima climate talks. 

14 Nov 2014

Inherited orchards are a treasure trove of mango diversity in southern India

Take a virtual visit to Ranga Reddy's mango orchard, one of our custodian farmers in southern India. His orchard is home to 560 trees that make up 18 mango varieties, each with their own distinct qualities. 

11 Nov 2014

Tapping into Congo Basin’s forest foods for increased nutrition security

Forest products make a major contribution to household food and nutrition security in the Congo Basin, says new open-access paper published as part of the Bioversity International-led ‘Beyond Timber’ research initiative.

04 Nov 2014

Bioversity International's scientific facts and blogs reap awards in CGIAR Development Dialogues competitions

We would like to congratulate Carlo Fadda, Theme leader, Productive Agricultural Ecosystems, Bioversity International, for receiving the highest jury vote in the CGIAR Development Dialogues' 'Talking Science' competition. 

29 Oct 2014

Global environment leaders’ decision calls for attention to genetic diversity in ecosystem restoration

Bioversity International successfully encourages consideration of quality in ecosystem restoration at the CBD COP12 held in Korea earlier this month.

24 Oct 2014

10 open-access publications from Bioversity International researchers

In celebration of International Open Access Week, we would like to highlight ten scientific publications by Bioversity International scientists and partners. 

15 Oct 2014

Laura Snook talks about the future of mahogany on BBC Radio 4’s Shared Planet

Recently interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s Shared Planet programme, Laura Snook, Head of Bioversity International’s Forest Genetic Resources programme, talks about conserving the beautiful, durable and internationally-prized mahogany tree.

13 Oct 2014

Bearing the fruits of action

Feature article in the Deccan Herald - Bioversity International gender fellow Narasimha Hegde writes about our work with women's groups in India to safeguard local Garcinia fruits.

08 Oct 2014

Largest forest research conference worldwide opens this week in Salt Lake City

Forest genetic resources researcher Judy Loo joins more than 2,500 scientists gathering 5-11 October at the 24th IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

03 Sep 2014

Fighting disease and still delicious – a citrus story from India

A tale of how orchard growers in India used local citrus biodiversity to save the mandarin industry in the Amravati region.

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