Community seedbanks: securing diversity for climate change adaptation

Bioversity International’s policy scientist Ronnie Vernooy explains to Degrees of Latitude why community seedbanks are important for farming systems’...

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Course participants learned about a new methodology – called ‘tricot’ as an abbreviation from ‘triadic comparisons of technologies’ – that allows to efficiently test new technologies involving farmers as citizen scientists.
Credit: Bioversity International/J. van Etten

Central American professionals learn about farmer citizen science for climate adaptation

79 professionals from NGOs, farmer organizations and research institutes in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala learned about an exciting methodology...

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Durum wheat varieties growing in trial plots in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. They are being tested by farmers to see how they perform under the changing climatic conditions. Credit: Bioversity International

Ethiopian wheat offers unique source of diversity for weathering climate change

A pioneering study by Scuola Sant’Anna, Bioversity International and partners has revealed that Ethiopian durum wheat is a fresh source of genetic...

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A Seed Resource Box to help farmers adapt to climate change

Developed by a multidisciplinary team of Bioversity International researchers, the Resilient Seed Systems Resource Box is a tool to enhance the access...

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Seed fair with smallholder farmers in Mutale, Limpopo Province. This community has been earmarked by the government to set up a community seedbank. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

Gender and Climate Change

With contribution from Bioversity International, a set of policy briefs published by CIFOR in light of the upcoming Global Landscapes Forum, provides...

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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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In Vietnam's climate-smart village of Ma in Yen Bai province, researchers and farmers discussed what tools they find most useful to tackle climate change. The tools will be whittled down and adapted for farmers to tackle the climate changes within their specific landscape. Credit: G.Smith/CIAT

Vietnamese farmers debate options in the face of a changing climate

Researchers from the Climate Change, Agricultural and Food Security Program – including Bioversity International scientists – and farmers in Ma...

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M. Ann Tutwiler reflects on the Papal Encyclical

In her latest blog, M. Ann Tutwiler reflects on the key messages given in the recent Papal Encyclical about the importance of biodiversity to meet...

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Musa borneensis is a wild species of banana first described by the Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari when he visited Sarawak on the island of Borneo between 1865 and 1868. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Sardos. Courtesy of Musarama www.musarama.org

Crop wild relatives and climate change

With contributions from Bioversity International scientists, a new book published by Wiley-Blackwell explores the contribution of crop wild relatives...

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Bananas, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

Bananos y cambio climático: qué va a pasar con una de las frutas preferidas en el mundo?

Los científicos de Bioversity International analizan el impacto del cambio climatico en los cultivos de banano en un nuevo libro de la FAO. Los...

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