The detection tool is built in a mobile app called Tumaini – which means 'hope' in Swahili – and is designed to help smallholder banana growers quickly detect a disease or pest and prevent a wide outbreak from happening. Credit: CIAT

Artificial intelligence helps banana growers protect the world’s favourite fruit

Using artificial intelligence, scientists created an easy-to-use tool to detect banana pests and diseases. With an average 90% success rate in...

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Different stages of restoration of seasonally dry tropical forest in Colombia. credit: Luis Gonzalo Moscoso Higuita

A tool to guide species and seed selection for the restoration of seasonally dry tropical forest in Colombia

Making sure that native species and seed sources are site-adapted requires a certain degree of scientifically-based decision making capacity, which...

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Village mapping with female participants in Tanzania. Credit: Bioversity International/C.Fadda

How to measure climate change vulnerability – New toolkit and two case studies

How will climate change affect rural communities differently? A new toolkit by Bioversity International and partners provides step-by-step guidance on...

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Participants at the workshop drawing a map of their territory in Macaregua village, Curití -Colombia. Credit: Bioversity International/M.Beltrán

Taking HeForShe to the farm

In an opinion piece for Huffington Post, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security's Director Bruce Campbell highlights...

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Restoration after gold mining, Colombia. Credit: Bioversity International/C. Alcazar Caicedo

Global environment leaders’ decision calls for attention to genetic diversity in ecosystem restoration

Bioversity International successfully encourages consideration of quality in ecosystem restoration at the CBD COP12 held in Korea earlier this month.

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CIP and Bioversity International Directors General visit CIAT. Credit: CIAT

CIAT, CIP and Bioversity International DGs explore collaboration during CIAT visit

Director General M. Ann Tutwiler recently met with CIAT Director General, Ruben Echeverría, and Barbara Wells, Director General of CIP to discuss...

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Post-mining restoration in Colombia using native tree species. Credit: Forestpa/L.G. Moscoso Higuita

Bioversity International researcher promotes forest restoration in Nature

'Gold rush: Forest devastated by mining is reborn', a note from Evert Thomas, a Bioversity International Associate Scientist, was published this week...

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Harvesting beans in Colombia. Photo: CIAT/Neil Palmer

A farmer's dilemma: To sell or to eat?

A Thomson Reuters report by CIAT highlights work in Macaregua, Colombia by Bioversity International with CGIAR partners to identify sources of...

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Estrategias de los agricultores para adaptarse al cambio climático en Colombia

¿Cómo se adaptan las comunidades rurales al cambio climático? Bioversity International y sus socios están trabajando con las comunidades en Colombia...

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Farmer strategies to adapt to climate change in Colombia

How will rural communities adapt to climate change? Bioversity International and partners are working with communities in Colombia to assess their...

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