Testing the 5Capitals-G methodology in India. Credit: Shrinivas Hegde

5Capitals-G gender-responsive methodology for value chain development

Bioversity International and ICRAF joined forces and presented their findings on a key gender-responsive methodology that will address the principal...

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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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Cooperation and competition to conserve native diversity in Peru

As part of an incentive scheme in Peru to conserve quinoa biodiversity, farming communities received rewards, such as mattresses and spades, for...

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La cooperación y la competencia para conservar la diversidad nativa en Perú

Como parte de un esquema de incentivos para conservar la biodiversidad de quinua en el Perú, comunidades agrícolas recibieron recompensas, como palas...

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Drying kokum fruit in the sun before they are made into other products. The rinds are used to make beverages and slimming products. Credit: Bioversity International/E.Hermanowicz

Piloting a gender-responsive tool for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development

Last month, field researchers from three parts of India participated in a training workshop on a new gender-responsive methodology for assessing the...

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Farmers’ Crop Varieties and Farmers’ Rights

A new book in the Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity series examines policies that aim to increase the share of benefits that farmers receive when...

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Rural Bhutanese farmer Pema faces climate change with a cornucopia of agricultural biodiversity

Rural women are integrally connected to all aspects of local biodiversity – as users, custodians and agents of change. On the occasion of the...

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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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Focus group discussion in Fiji. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Mijatovic

How to frame your policy problem

An expert workshop held at Bioversity International's headquarters in Rome earlier this month shares some tips on how to frame your policy problem and...

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Custodian farmer in Malaysia showing langsat variety. Credit: MARDI/Salma I.

Custodian farmers: The go-to people for agricultural biodiversity

Supporting custodian farmers is a big part of many of Bioversity International’s conservation and availability initiatives, both on farm and in the...

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