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Ann Tutwiler

16 Oct 2017

Agrobiodiversity is essential for the disruptive changes we need in global food systems

On World Food Day, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International reflects on last week’s 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS44) in Rome, Italy.

13 Jun 2017

We need to put more biodiversity on the sustainable development menu

In this guest blog post, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, kicks off Farming First's brand new series 'SDG2 Countdown' by stressing the importance of diverse foods in a nutritious diet.

30 Mar 2017

Connecting landscapes with ecological corridors will benefit people, nature and business

To guarantee productive, profitable farms today and tomorrow, we need agrobiodiversity at the
ecosystem, agronomic and genomic level to work together, says M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, in World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Syngenta's ... read more

03 Feb 2017

Celebrating banana diversity – A treasure chest hosted in Belgium

Last week, Director General M. Ann Tutwiler celebrated, together with national and international partners, the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest banana genebank, the Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre, hosted in Belgium.

07 Dec 2016

A measure of diversity from production to diets: The value of an Agrobiodiversity Index

Bioversity International's Director General, Ann Tutwiler, guest-blogs for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) from the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) in Cancun, Mexico and explains the importance of mainstreaming agrobiodiversity in food systems and ... read more

04 Oct 2016

Food Tank: Five Questions with Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International

Ahead of tomorrow's Food Tank special webinar, Ann Tutwiler shares some personal reflections on why food and agriculture matters. Read the blog 'Five questions with Ann Tutwiler' and find out how to register for the webinar.

19 Jul 2016

Food systems for a sustainable future – interlinkages between biodiversity and agriculture

M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, welcomes the newly published report from the recent 8th Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, in particular, its recognition of the essential role that integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services plays in improving food systems and agricultural ... read more

15 Apr 2016

Why governments should look to agricultural biodiversity to contribute to the Decade of Action on Nutrition

In her latest blog post, M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International welcomes the Decade of Action on Nutrition and highlights the important role that agricultural biodiversity has to play in nutrition solutions.

29 Feb 2016

Access to Seeds – why seed companies need to bridge the gap to reach smallholder farmers

In this month’s blog, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, focuses on the first Access to Seeds Index published last week, which ranks private sector seed companies on their efforts to reach smallholder farmers. 

09 Feb 2016

Mining banana biodiversity to reduce vitamin A deficiencies in East Africa

In this month’s DG Dialogues, M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, explains how swapping one variety of the most consumed food crops in a diet for another can make all the difference when it comes to delivering the critical minerals and vitamins needed for growth and ... read more