Safeguarding the future of banana against changing climates, pests and diseases

KU Leuven and Bioversity International today sign a landmark agreement to safeguard the future of the world’s favourite fruit. 

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Field work during the MusaNet Regional Workshop on Musa Characterization and Documentation in Costa Rica. Credit: Bioversity International/M.Ruas

Sharing best practices for banana germplasm conservation and exchange

Latin American and Caribbean banana collection curators came together for the MusaNet Regional Workshop on Musa Characterization and Documentation

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Banana diversity. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Sardos

Celebrating banana diversity – A treasure chest hosted in Belgium

Last week, Director General M. Ann Tutwiler celebrated, together with national and international partners, the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest...

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30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – A treasure chest to feed the world

KU Leuven, Belgium – The world’s largest banana genebank managed by Bioversity International, celebrated today its 30th anniversary with an event...

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Cryopreservation – Safeguarding crops for millennia

Cryopreservation consists of storing plant material in liquid nitrogen at -196 °C. A new video explains how Bioversity International is using...

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Bananas in Busheny, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

New insights into banana genetics

New study by Bioversity International scientist Julie Sardos and colleagues, published in PLOS ONE, shows that genome-wide association studies are...

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Opening the doors to India's first low-energy genebank

Bioversity International scientists report from India on the opening of the first low-energy genebank, inaugurated as part of the National Symposium...

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Ines Van den Houwe at the Bioversity International Musa Transit Centre. Credit: Bioversity International/ N. Capozio

Investing in safeguarding crop diversity for a food-secure future

Last week M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, spoke at the Global Crop Diversity Trust Pledging Conference on behalf of...

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Banana diversity at the East and Central Africa Musa Germplasm Collection, Mbarara, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Capozio

Take a virtual tour of the Mbarara field collection of banana diversity, Uganda

Join Bioversity International researchers Deborah Karamura and William Tinzaara on a virtual tour of the East and Central Africa Musa Germplasm...

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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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