Unsustainable food systems: can we reverse current trends?

The impact of global crises underscores the fragility of food systems. In addition to short-term acute shocks, long-term global demographic changes...

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Cool beans: A vertical crop fit for Africa's changing climate and nutritional gaps

By 2030, higher temperatures and droughts may cut common bean production by 3-5% in Africa. Farmers can adapt by switching to climbing varieties of...

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Farming with Joy: How to build resilience one bean at a time

Joy Mugisha is leading the way for rural women in Uganda by conserving and promoting local crop diversity.

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Terraced farming with grass strips to reduce soil erosion, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D. Jarvis

Climate change, land and agriculture

The latest IPCC report makes clear that agriculture has enormous potential to help solve the problems climate change poses. And biodiversity, as an...

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IPBES recognizes why agrobiodiversity matters

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report, approved by more than 130 countries, recognizes...

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Untold Tale of the Tepary

This holiday season, Bioversity International tells the story of the nutritious and resilient, yet small and underutilized tepary bean, and the...

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A Course in Nepal on Plant Genetic Resources and Resilient Seed Systems for Sustainable Food Security

Francesca Grazioli, Research Support Officer for the Cacao Genetic Resources Team, Bioversity International, reports on a training on securing...

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Traditional Sri Lankan dishes and vegetables. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Landersz

Five ways food biodiversity contributes to healthier diets

With World Food Day approaching, researchers Gina Kennedy and Dietmar Stoian explain how food biodiversity can help address hunger, malnutrition and...

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G7 leaders’ declaration on food security and nutrition

Empowering women, improving nutrition through a people-centered approach and ensuring sustainability and resilience within agriculture and food...

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IPBES: Biodiversity central to food security

Biodiversity is central to food security and should be evaluated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) urges...

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