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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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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GBIF portal and density map of the 499,005,937 georeferenced occurrence records published through the GBIF network.

Your help needed to improve online data on agricultural biodiversity

How can we better gather, organize and make agricultural biodiversity data available so it can be used to inform research and policy? The Global...

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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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Photo: Even diversity-rich countries, where centres of origin are found, are not self-sufficient in germplasm and require significant amounts from the international genebanks. Credit: The Global Crop Diversity Trust

Twenty five years of international exchanges of plant genetic resources

A blog from the Crop Trust features Bioversity International scientists who analyzed 25 years of plant genetic resources exchanges facilitated by...

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In vitro banana collection at the Bioversity International Transit Centre in Leuven, Belgium. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Roux

Increasing benefits from genetic resources held in trust by CGIAR

Frank Rijsberman, CEO, CGIAR Consortium, explains how CGIAR engages with the Plant Treaty in his latest blog. Rijsberman was one of the high level...

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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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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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Diversity fair in Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Call for contributions: Access and benefit sharing - can it work for family farmers and agroecology?

In a new publication, ILEIA and Bioversity International will explore if and how access and benefit sharing related to plant genetic resources can...

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Workshop organized by the Oman Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Centre (OAPGRC), in partnership with Bioversity International and national stakeholders, on the Genetic Resources Information Platform (GRIP). Credit: OAPGRC

Big data on biodiversity in Oman

The Oman Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Centre, in partnership with Bioversity International and national stakeholders, is building a...

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