Going against nature

In his latest blog, Juan Lucas Restrepo talks about the importance of identifying collective solutions to diversify our agriculture and thus fight...

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Minor millets are adapted to a range of marginal growing conditions and are very nutritious. They require few inputs and withstand severe biotic and abiotic stresses. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Making local crops work for nutrition-sensitive agriculture

A new framework will guide practitioners to use a broad portfolio of crop species to bring nutrition back to the table.

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The detection tool is built in a mobile app called Tumaini – which means 'hope' in Swahili – and is designed to help smallholder banana growers quickly detect a disease or pest and prevent a wide outbreak from happening. Credit: CIAT

Artificial intelligence helps banana growers protect the world’s favourite fruit

Using artificial intelligence, scientists created an easy-to-use tool to detect banana pests and diseases. With an average 90% success rate in...

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Terraced farming with grass strips to reduce soil erosion, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D. Jarvis

Climate change, land and agriculture

The latest IPCC report makes clear that agriculture has enormous potential to help solve the problems climate change poses. And biodiversity, as an...

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Ipomoea robertsiana, wild relative of the sweet potato. Credit: P. Moila

Bridging agriculture and environment: Southern African crop wild relative regional network

A new project funded by the Darwin Initiative is bringing together Southern African countries and international research organizations to establish a...

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New Index outlines agrobiodiversity’s role in food system sustainability

The Agrobiodiversity Index is an innovative tool to calculate how well countries are conserving and using their agricultural biodiversity. The first...

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Recipes to the rescue

Bioversity International partners with chefs, nutritionist, local communities and researchers to leverage the low-cost, highly nutritious and...

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Our health linked to our food linked to our biodiversity

Dorothy Shaver, Global Sustainability Lead for Knorr, Unilever, marks the International Day for Biological Diversity with a guest blog on why eating...

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Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General of Bioversity International, reflects on the importance of...

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IPBES recognizes why agrobiodiversity matters

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report, approved by more than 130 countries, recognizes...

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