Farmers harvesting quinoa in Peru. Credit: Bioversity International/A.Camacho

Incentives to conserve agricultural biodiversity – Peru at the forefront

Peru is developing an incentive scheme for the conservation of its rich crop diversity, with scientific support from Bioversity International.

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Photo: Farmers harvesting quinoa in Peru. Credit: Bioversity International/A.Camacho

Incentivos para conservar la biodiversidad agrícola – Perú a la vanguardia

Perú está desarrollando un esquema de incentivos para la conservación de su rica diversidad de cultivos con el apoyo científico de Bioversity...

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Quinoa growing in field, Peru. Credit: Bioversity International/A.Camacho

New book puts the spotlight on Andean ‘super grains’

Launched at the Fourth World Congress on Quinoa held in 2013 in Ibarra, Ecuador, the book Biodiversity of andean grains: Balancing market potential...

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Amaranth grain in rural Nepal. Photo Credit: LI-BIRD/L.Lama

Himalayan foods: healthy and nutritious crop varieties

Read about 8 crops in the Nepal Himalayas that are better suited for harsh mountainous climates and can aid rural farmers in increasing yields and...

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In Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, the cultivation of traditional grains – particularly quinoa, cañihua and amaranth – is making a comeback. Credit: Bioversity International/S. Padulosi

Reviving heritage grains - what is the next quinoa?

Bioversity International scientist, Stefano Padulosi, urges diversification of our food basket if we are to sustain ever-growing populations in a Nati...

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Food for thought on Andean super grains

A new book Biodiversity of Andean grains: Balancing market potential and sustainable livelihoods puts the spotlight on Andean super grains: quinoa,...

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