As the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP23) draws to a close in Bonn, Ann Tutwiler explains how adapting farming systems to climate change may require looking beyond national borders for diverse crop varieties adapted to future climatic conditions.
Forestry experts Riina Jalonen and David Boshier report from a very successful Second Regional Training Course on Forest Genetic Resources, held in Binzhou, China - a course aimed at equipping lecturers with basic knowledge on forest genetics.
Earlier this fall, International Workshop on Community Seedbanks attracted a truly international and diverse crowd: almost 100 farmers, experts, academics, plant breeders and scientists from around the world gathered to exchange differing experiences between community seedbanks in 'the ... read more
In the context of the upcoming World Food Day, scientist Ehsan Dulloo explains conservation strategies for a precious resource – agricultural biodiversity. One of those strategies seems quite a paradox: the more you use it, the more you save it!
As we get ready for World Food Day, researcher Jacob van Etten reminds us that seeds are a central piece of our food systems, as the vehicles that deliver the benefits of agricultural biodiversity: environmental sustainability and healthy diets.
In a recent article on PLOS ONE, Bioversity International researchers and partners have analyzed 16 food tree species in Burkina Faso and 6 key threats to them. The analysis will help to plan for timely and efficient conservation actions.
Ethiopian farmers’ knowledge was crucial in selecting wheat varieties that can ensure food security and climate resilience. Researchers in Italy and Ethiopia discuss the results in a scientific paper that acknowledges the communities as co-authors.