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24 Jul 2017

Achieving complementarity between informal and formal seed systems

As a contribution to efforts towards achieving complementarity between the informal and formal seed systems, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research hosted a webinar that brought together renowned experts and the agri-food research and innovation community.

19 Jul 2017

Moving towards a sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana

Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world and in recent years has emerged as the world's principal supplier of Fairtrade-certified cocoa – about 6% of national production falls under that scheme.

18 Jul 2017

Harnessing traditional knowledge to wheat breeding in Ethiopia

A new study of durum wheat varieties in Ethiopia, shows the value of including farmer evaluations based on traditional knowledge into crop breeding practices.

17 Jul 2017

A look back at 2016

Bioversity International's Annual Report looks back at accomplishments in 2016 and highlights research on healthy diets, productive and resilient farms and forests, and genetic resources conservation and use.

14 Jul 2017

Promoting agricultural biodiversity on the mountains of Nepal

A new catalogue provides easy reference to diverse crop varieties adapted to mountain agriculture in Nepal to promote a growing demand for agricultural biodiversity, even at high altitudes.

29 Jun 2017

Historic seed samples to monitor genetic variation

Bioversity International's digitised historical passport data for landrace and crop wild relative samples from all over the world proves its worth when it comes to assessing genetic changes of wild barley over time in Jordan.

06 Jun 2017

Seeds for Needs – India: a pathway to diversification

Bioversity International's 'Seeds for Needs' in India researches how crop diversity can help minimize the climate change risks with the support of more than 25,000 local farmers, six of whom shared their experience of the initiative.

25 May 2017

Community seedbanks: securing diversity for climate change adaptation

Bioversity International’s policy scientist Ronnie Vernooy explains to Degrees of Latitude why community seedbanks are important for farming systems’ resilience, and how they can be supported.

18 May 2017

Participatory research is a serious game

On a warm afternoon in a small farming village in Honduras, half a dozen farmers sit with a visitor from an NGO they’ve worked with before. They’re there to discuss the farmers’ priorities to improve their main crop, beans. What do the farmers need most? What should the bean breeders focus ... read more

15 Mar 2017

Banking on diversity and knowledge-sharing – the story of one of Uganda’s best farmers

One of the winners of Uganda’s National Best Farmers competition, Joy Mugisha is not only an invaluable source of agrobiodiversity knowledge for her community but a key research partner for Bioversity International and NARO.

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