COVID-19 makes a strong case for urban farming

In Eastern Africa, supporting urban and peri-urban farming would help respond to the devastating effects of COVID-19.

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Cadmium in Peruvian cacao: framing the problem and investigating solutions

Our researchers are working to understand mitigation of the toxic element cadmium in Latin American cacao.

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Nepali community seedbanks join forces to conserve agrobiodiversity

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we celebrate community seedbanks that maintain and harness Nepal’s rich agricultural biodiversity...

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How did an ancient plant from Latin America become Asia’s second-most important cash crop?

Valued at dining room tables and factory floors alike, cassava is worth about $10 billion in Asia. The continued growth of the commodity faces...

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Now reading: vulnerability mapping for forest conservation and restoration

A new article presents a vulnerability mapping model turned online tool, that contributes to science-based planning for forest restoration and...

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An Alliance for Trees: Why forest biodiversity is "too precious to lose"

From forest fires to COVID-19, this year has already presented grave challenges to human and planetary health. Now more than ever, forests have an...

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Female empowerment for the future of cacao

In Peru, the Fine Flavor Cacao project is securing the next generation of cacao farmers by highlighting the role of women throughout production.

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Farming with Joy: How to build resilience one bean at a time

Joy Mugisha is leading the way for rural women in Uganda by conserving and promoting local crop diversity.

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African researchers of beans, the superfood of the future, win Al-Sumait Prize

On World Pulses Day, the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) received the prestigious Al-Sumait Prize Award in recognition of its role in bean...

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Ushauri: agricultural advice is just a phone call away

Researchers explain how user-centered design produced a mobile platform (named 'Advice' in Swahili) that matches agricultural extension services with...

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