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08 Sep 2017

Belgium renews strong support to Bioversity International’s banana research

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.

30 Aug 2017

Inspiring local communities to enhance their diets

Nutrition Specialist, Molly Ahern, talks about the methodologies used to learn about local diets in northern Malawi and northern Zambia and help increase their nutritional value and diversity.

28 Aug 2017

Ethiopian farmer communities – from citizen scientists to published authors

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.

23 Aug 2017

Collaboration on research and training to control banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa

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.

18 Aug 2017

Bioversity International joins the Congo Basin Institute

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.

04 Aug 2017

Modern science meets traditional knowledge to improve crop breeding

Scientists have partnered with traditional farmers to demonstrate, for the first time, how indigenous knowledge may drive future breeding.

24 Jul 2017

Mutually implementing the Nagoya Protocol and the Plant Treaty in Madagascar

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.

24 Jul 2017

Increasing the profile of crop diversity in Uzbekistan

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.

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.

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