Untold Tale of the Tepary

This holiday season, Bioversity International tells the story of the nutritious and resilient, yet small and underutilized tepary bean, and the...

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Rice varieties from the plains of the Terai regions in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

Testing farmers evolutionary plant breeding strategies for coping with climate change

Bioversity International and IFAD are pleased to announce an IFAD grant of $3.5 million and national co-funding of $2.1 million, on the use of genetic...

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Inyectando diversidad para reforzar la inmunidad al cambio climático y a la inseguridad alimentaria

El científico senior de Bioversity International Stefano Padulosi y el economista principal Adam Drucker informan sobre el éxito de la primera edición...

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Injecting diversity to bolster immunity to climate change and food insecurity

Bioversity International’s Senior Scientist Stefano Padulosi and Principal Economist Adam Drucker report on the success of the first edition of...

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Farmers in a Honduran village play AgroDuos as part of a participatory research project for bean breeding, led by Bioversity International. AgroDuos players sometimes need to make difficult decisions. In this case, the farmer must choose what's more important: Good taste of the beans, or nice growth habit of the plants?
Credit: Bioversity International/J. Steinke

Participatory research is a serious game

On a warm afternoon in a small farming village in Honduras, half a dozen farmers sit with a visitor from an NGO they’ve worked with before. They’re...

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Joy Mugisha in her home seedbank. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Turyatemba

Banking on diversity and knowledge-sharing – the story of one of Uganda’s best farmers

One of the winners of Uganda’s National Best Farmers competition, Joy Mugisha is not only an invaluable source of agrobiodiversity knowledge for her...

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Coffee berry that has been bored by the Coffee Borer Beetle, a small but rampant insect that can cost 50% and up of a loss in harvest for coffee farmers, Costa Rica.

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...

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Different bean varieties in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Jarvis

Soils and pulses: symbiosis for life

On April 19, FAO, Bioversity International and the Permanent Representation of Italy to the UN will jointly host the seminar Soils and pulses:...

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Devra Jarvis and national partner from the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) in front of Kiziba community seedbank, established in Uganda in 2010. Credit: Bioversity International/D. Jarvis

Bean biodiversity bugs pests

In light of the UN-declared International Year of Pulses, Bioversity International scientist Devra Jarvis blogs about the benefits that many bean...

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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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