A young girl in a rice paddy, Pyay, Myanmar. Credit: Khant Zaw

Taking a 360 degree approach to sustainable intensification

Sustainable intensification is far more than just the latest food security buzzword. It is being widely postulated as a means to increase agricultural...

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Bioversity International video selected by international science film festival

The short film features communities living in the Barotse Floodplain, Zambia, who are participating in a project coordinated by Bioversity...

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Men, women and children watch a film about research done in their village in Barotse, Zambia. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Estrada-Carmona

Diversifying diets in Barotse - local communities see the landscape with new eyes

Bioversity International researcher Natalia Estrada-Carmona blogs about a recent trip to Barotse, Zambia where her research group screened films as...

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Healthy diets from sustainable food systems all year round – a case study captured on film in Zambia

A 3-year research-for-development initiative in the Barotse floodplain brought scientists and community members together to improve food and nutrition...

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New digital map of Barotse speaks both the language of scientists and farmers

In light of the 8th Ecosystem Services Partnership conference, Bioversity International researcher Natalia Estrada-Carmona reveals a new digital map...

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Linking people, nature and prosperity to ecosystem services - yes we can!

How are ecosystem services linked to nature, people and prosperity? How can we shift attention from a singular emphasis on yield to healthy rural...

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Dishes prepared on site for a food fair held in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia. The food was judged in a competition for the most nutritious dish.

The food fair was organized by Bioversity International and WorldFish to promote more nutritious recipes. Part of the prize (2 winners) was an invitation to a national food fair to be held in July.

Credit: Bioversity International/E.Hermanowicz

Stimulating demand for nutritious diverse foods in the Barotse Floodplain, Zambia

Community members showcase diverse traditional foods with a nutritious twist at the Barotse Food Fair

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Livestock in the Barotse floodplain. Credit:T.del Río

Farming systems and how they relate to local diets in the Barotse

What do communities in the Barotse floodplain in Zambia grow and why? What are their constraints to using crop biodiversity? Read more about this...

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Photo: Fishing in the canal. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Estrada-Carmona

A gender perspective on landscapes in the Zambian flood plain

Bioversity International and partner organization researchers working in the Barotse Hub in Zambia celebrate International Women's Day and write about...

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International Conference on Integrated Systems Research

Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture

This 4-day conference organized by CGIAR Research Program on Humidtropics opens in Nigeria today. M. Ann Tutwiler, Bioversity International, Director...

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