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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Bioversity International/FAO Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter. Credit: Bioversity International

Bioversity International dusts off plant genetic resources newsletters from the 1950s

Though no longer published, the Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter was one of Bioversity International’s flagship publications. Now the full set of...

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

Community seedbank secrets revealed in a new book

A new book by Earthscan/Routledge in association with Bioversity International, reviews the history, evolution, experiences, challenges, successes and...

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Banco Portugues de Germoplasma Vegetal

A new era of plant genetic resource management for Portugal

The Portuguese national genebank launched a new information system to manage their crop collection. The new system is based on GRIN-Global, a platform...

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

New and improved Musa Germplasm Information System now available

The most comprehensive information system on banana genetic resources conserved in genebanks around the world has just launched a new and improved...

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Meeting at the UN FAO Commission on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto

15th Regular Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The Commission on Genetic Resources will hold its Fifteenth Regular Session from 19-23 January 2015 at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in...

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Jogimara Community Seed Bank, Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/R. Vernooy

Linking ex situ and in situ conservation in Nepal

Learn more about Bioversity International's work with our partners LI-BIRD to conserve agricultural biodiversity through the setup of community...

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Intellectual Property Rights cover

Supporting international efforts to pool and conserve crop genetic resources in times of radical legal change

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz and the editors of Intellectual Property Rights, published by Oxford University Press, said that it is urgent that the...

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 Cocoa bean diversity, Nicaragua. Credit: Bioversity International/X. Scheldemann

Bioversity International and partners announce the establishment of Americas Cacao Breeders Working Group

The Americas Cacao Breeders Group will bring together cacao breeders, scientists and industry members to collaborate and coordinate on the breeding...

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Farmers learn about different bean and maize varieties at Seed fair in Saraguro, Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity international/J.Coronel

The International Plant Treaty at the centre of climate change discussions

M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, highlights the importance of the International Treaty to facilitate the exchange, benefit-sharing and dialogue...

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