In September, the Belgian Government has strongly committed to support Bioversity International’s banana research activities that contribute to current and future food and nutrition security and enhance farmers’ options as entrepreneurs.
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.
Xanthomonas wilt is a bacterial disease threatening banana production in East and Central Africa. New collaborative research involving Bioversity International, IITA and partners in Uganda and DR Congo is providing options to control the disease.
Bioversity International’s forest genetic resources researchers join forces with the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), a collaboration that aims to create a nexus of research, education, training and technological development, all in and for Africa.
A Darwin Initiative funded project coordinated by Bioversity International in Madagascar and Benin has communities devising personalized investment plans, ranging from medicinal plant botanical gardens to sustainable tourism.
Bioversity International and partners joined forces to address the challenges to the existing system of seed and planting material production in Uzbekistan resulting in significant gains and changes to the agricultural policy.
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.