As Italy’s G7 Presidential Agenda draws to a close, Bioversity International’s Private Sector Engagement Coordinator, Gianpiero Menza, reports on what the outcomes mean for mainstreaming agricultural biodiversity.
Following a selection and evaluation process of 166 cocoa samples submitted from 40 countries, the wait was finally over tonight for the 50 entrants shortlisted for the 2017 Edition of the International Cocoa Awards.
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.
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.
Innovation platforms are fast becoming part of the mantra of agricultural research-for-development projects and programmes. These guidelines will help research, development and funding agencies use them more effectively.
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.
Bioversity International’s agro-climatic risk management, in cooperation with The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica, produced a national-scale system documenting agricultural losses to Hurricane Otto in real time, assisting the development of an immediate response plan.