How did an ancient plant from Latin America become Asia’s second-most important cash crop?

Valued at dining room tables and factory floors alike, cassava is worth about $10 billion in Asia. The continued growth of the commodity faces...

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Caring for the seeds of the future during the quarantine

Making sure that the collections of beans, cassava, bananas, and forages remain alive, even during the quarantine, is an essential job of the Alliance...

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Alliance's Colombia genebank hits conservation target with shipment to Svalbard

The CGIAR genebank in Cali, Colombia, reached a conservation milestone in February with a shipment of safety duplicates of bean accessions to the...

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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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