New paper links farmers' perceptions of crop diversity and adaptation to climate change

Farmers in the Andean highlands are facing more unpredictable drought, frost, hail, and pest and disease outbreaks under climate change. A study by...

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Women from four corners of the globe share stories of food and empowerment in Milan

Five custodian farmers from Bolivia, India, Italy and Mali and numerous partners came to Bioversity International's co-organized event to voice their...

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Chili diversity. Credit: Bioversity International/C. Zanzanaini

Traits for taste: Spicing up the chilli market in Bolivia and Peru

Whether you like your chilli (Capsicum) peppers mildly spicy or ‘burn in the mouth’ hot, Peru and Bolivia have more than enough chilli varieties to...

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Farmers display of diversity from Cachilaya at the final IFAD-NUS meeting in Bolivia. Photo: Bioversity International/G.Meldrum

Celebrating the diversity of Andean crops in Bolivia

Research fellow Gennifer Meldrum writes about stakeholders coming together in Bolivia to celebrate achievements in using and safeguarding Andean crop...

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Custodian farmer rescues potatoes from flooding along the banks  of Lake Titicaca

Bolivia leads the way in recognizing farmers as custodians of biodiversity

Bolivia recognizes custodian farmers of agricultural biodiversity as key contributors to the conservation of biodiversity, food and income security —...

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Foto: Bioversity International/G.Baldinelli

Bolivia lidera el camino para reconocer a los Agricultores como Custodios de la Agrobiodiversidad

Bolivia ha realizado un reconocimiento a los agricultores custodios de la agrobiodiversidad como contribuyentes claves para la conservación de la...

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Rice terraces in Nepal. Credit: IRRI/B.Bouman

Indicators – first steps to building a resilient system

Results from field testing a set of resilience indicators, developed by Bioversity International and partners in 2011, are now informing the...

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Conservation concerns for endemic potato species in Bolivia

A recent study shows that many endemic Bolivian potato species are under threat. Many of these species have tolerance to certain pests, diseases and...

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