On the left, a bunch of NARITA-1, a high-yielding and disease-resistant banana variety developed by IITA and NARO. Credit: IITA/Michael Batte.

The African Great Lakes region to be the testing ground for NARITA bananas

Bioversity International is coordinating the field testing of new high-yielding and disease-resistant bananas as part of a 5-year initiative to...

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Different bean varieties in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Jarvis

Mixing it up in Uganda: Biodiversity bugs pests

Bioversity International's latest research in Uganda is showing increased evidence that growing different varieties (mixtures) of crops together can...

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Deep Roots publication cover - International Year of Family Farming

Open access publication on family farming now online

Director General M. Ann Tutwiler and Bioversity International scientist Pablo Eyzaguirre are among the contributors to this 300-page, illustrated book...

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Presenting group work during workshop in Lao. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

Crop diversification strategies for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

Bioversity International scientist Ronnie Vernooy and national partner V. Vongkhamsao share some of the discussions at a recent workshop on crop...

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Agricultural landscape in volcanic region, Chile. Credit: Pablo C.M BIOIMAGENES C.L

Open-access review on landscape initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean

An open-access review of integrated landscape initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean is now available. We interviewed one of the authors,...

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Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve in Cuba. Credit: Bioversity International/P.Bordoni

Traditional farming communities key stewards of resilience

Traditional farming communities, by adopting new crops and varieties and retaining those already there, contribute to the resilience of agricultural...

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Linking cacao diversity to markets can help smallholder farmers mitigate pest and disease loss. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

Bringing Biodiversity into the Green Revolution Equation

M. Ann Tutwiler authors a guest post for Farming First on how private-public partnerships can contribute to better agricultural biodiversity.

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Trail plots of taro growing in Papua New Guinea as part of climate change adaptation initiative. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Mathur

Which crops hold the key for climate change adaptation? A global survey

Many traditional crops are tolerant of drought, flooding, pests or other stressful conditions so they are valuable food sources when other crops fail....

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