More than a thousand vegetables, many of them forgotten

Bioversity International and partners reveal that most of the world's vegetable species are poorly documented, and present a study and database with...

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Young woman with child carrying leafy green vegetables from her home garden. Credit: Biovision, December 2017 Newsletter

Diversity from field to fork

Bioversity International collaborates with Biovision to encourage farming families in the Vihiga County of Kenya to grow a wider range of vegetables,...

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Kyanika Adult Women Group from Kitui, Kenya. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Collins

Women at the helm of change – one-on-one with the Kyanika Adult Women Group

Kyanika Adult Women Group has been a significant stakeholder in Bioversity International’s work in Kitui region, Kenya, for almost two decades. Irene...

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Students of St Mary's School, Mundika, Kenya, lining up for their school meal and selecting African leafy vegetables over common kales. Credit: Aurillia Manjella/BFN Kenya

A win-win-win solution for conservation, nutrition and livelihoods

A recent initiative by Bioversity International and partners was shortlisted as one of top ten innovative solutions that promote change in human...

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Market in Hanoi, Vietnam. Credit: Flickr/Rosno

Food and nutrition are moving to the city

Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, welcomes the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, published today by the International Food...

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Women selling indigenous vegetables in a market in Nairobi. Credit: Pete Muller/Prime for Nature

Indigenous vegetables make a comeback in Kenya and other African countries

Nature highlights the revival of indigenous vegetable in Kenya and other African countries this month, a positive trend towards bringing more...

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African leafy vegetables: a nutritious income source in Benin 

A new video about traditional leafy vegetables in Benin tells us about their important nutritional benefits and how they are grown, bought and sold in...

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Emile Frison (right) visits smallholder farmers in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International

Former Bioversity International Director General nominated for prestigious scientific prize

Dr Emile Frison, Bioversity International's Director General from 2003 to 2013, has been nominated for the Louis Malassis International Scientific...

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Farmer with Cassia tora. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Danjimo

Women farming wild species in West Africa

Women play an important role in domesticating nutritious wild species in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger both for sale and home consumption. 

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