Ipomoea robertsiana, wild relative of the sweet potato. Credit: P. Moila

Bridging agriculture and environment: Southern African crop wild relative regional network

A new project funded by the Darwin Initiative is bringing together Southern African countries and international research organizations to establish a...

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Crop wild relatives of onion in Italy. Credit: Bioversity International/A. Lane

Conserving diversity: Interactive Toolkit for Crop Wild Relative Conservation Planning

An interactive toolkit, developed by Bioversity International and the University of Birmingham, guides national programmes on planning the...

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Peninah Mwangangi is a leading light in the Kyanika Womens Group in Kitui, eastern Kenya, and plays a key role in conserving local farmer landraces of a variety of crops. Here she shows some sorghum that the group is conserving. Credit: Bioversity International/ Y. Wachira

Agricultural biodiversity – Use it or lose it!

In the context of the upcoming World Food Day, scientist Ehsan Dulloo explains conservation strategies for a precious resource – agricultural...

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Mama Mamrhasi from Hobeni Village, South Africa, displays wild spinach (known as 'imifino' in Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa) that she has collected from her home garden. Credit: Katie Tavenner

Boosting the conservation of crop wild relatives in Southern Africa

Bioversity International’s South African Development Community Crop Wild Relatives Project is drawing to a close with a final dissemination meeting...

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Crop wild relatives of onion in Italy. Credit: Bioversity International/A.Lane

Capturing crop wild relative and landrace diversity

New book by CABI, with contributions from Bioversity International, reviews all aspects of use and conservation of crop wild relative and landrace...

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Crop wild relatives – are they going to end up like the dodo?

Many crop wild relatives are at risk of extinction. How to safeguard and use them was the theme of a side event held during the Plant Treaty Governing...

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Ladybug resting on Einkorn wheat - one of the earliest cultivated forms of wheat. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

Scientists call for safeguarding crop wild relatives in the Middle East

In a recently published article in Nature Middle East, Bioversity International’s scientist Ehsan Dulloo underlines the need for a more holistic...

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New video on crop wild relatives

What role do crop wild relatives play in making agriculture more sustainable in the face of climate change? Find out in this video featuring...

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