A Course in Nepal on Plant Genetic Resources and Resilient Seed Systems for Sustainable Food Security

Francesca Grazioli, Research Support Officer for the Cacao Genetic Resources Team, Bioversity International, reports on a training on securing...

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Richard Scobey, President, World Cocoa Foundation. Credit: WCF

A toast to cocoa diversity

In celebration of the International Day of Biological Diversity, we invited Richard Scobey, President of the World Cocoa Foundation, a Bioversity...

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Cacao pods lie on the ground after harvesting. Credit: Bioversity International

The 2017 International Cocoa Award Winners

Following a selection and evaluation process of 166 cocoa samples submitted from 40 countries, the wait was finally over tonight for the 50 entrants...

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Farmer in Ghana prunes his Carabobo cacao tree, originally from Venezuela. Please credit: Bioversity International/R. Markham

Certified cocoa in West Africa: Taking stock and key issues for moving ahead

Dietmar Stoian, Principal Scientist, Value Chains and Private Sector Engagement co-presented research being carried out in partnership with the World...

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Farmer in Ghana prunes his Carabobo cacao tree, originally from Venezuela. Please credit: Bioversity International/R. Markham

Investing in new cacao plants today for a more sustainable chocolate supply tomorrow

A review coordinated by Bioversity International reports on the current technologies used to propagate improved cacao planting materials, and the...

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Photo: M. Ann Tutwiler, Bioversity International Director General, and Mauricio Lopes, President of Embrapa, signing the 5-year agreement to boost sustainable food systems. Credit: Embrapa

Bioversity International and Embrapa sign 5-year agreement to boost sustainable food systems

Bioversity International and Embrapa today agreed to work closely together to expand the existing knowledge base on how to use agricultural...

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 Cocoa bean diversity, Nicaragua. Credit: Bioversity International/X. Scheldemann

Bioversity International and partners announce the establishment of Americas Cacao Breeders Working Group

The Americas Cacao Breeders Group will bring together cacao breeders, scientists and industry members to collaborate and coordinate on the breeding...

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Cacao pods. Credit: Bioversity International

CacaoNet Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Cacao Germplasm

The CacaoNet Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Cacao Germplasm provide information on the precautions and quarantine measures to minimize...

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Cacao tree in Malaysia. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Sthapit

What to board on the Ark?

Of the 7,000 edible species in the world today, one in seven is under threat. Since there aren’t enough resources to save all of them, policymakers...

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Cacao pods grown in Malaysia. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Sthapit

Cacao diversity: for smallholders, economies and gourmands

On 12 June at The World Cocoa Conference 2014 M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General of Bioversity International will lead a panel and raise awareness...

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