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.
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.
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.
New research by Bioversity International is studying how women and men control and manage banana cropping systems in Burundi, and how this can influence the adoption of technologies that can help farmers manage a deadly banana disease.
Bioversity International partner, Mr Harouna Kaboré, farmer from Burkina Faso, talks about his experience restoring three hectares of his household’s degraded lands in the third blog in the CBD COP13 Forest and Landscape Restoration Blog Series.
Dietmar Stoian, Principal Scientist, Value Chains and Private Sector Engagement co-presented research being carried out in partnership with the World Agroforestry Centre and Fairtrade Africa on ways to assess the impact of Fairtrade on cocoa growers and cooperatives in Ghana and Côte ... read more
As part of a CGIAR Water Land and Ecosystems project, researchers and students from King’s College London, Bioversity International, and other partner organizations are working to improve the distribution of weather stations across the Volta river basin. Earlier in 2016, the partners were ... read more