Roasted Bambara groundnut: an emerging income source for women in Mali

On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women, that takes place on 15 October, our researchers give us insight into how Bambara groundnut is...

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Testing the 5Capitals-G methodology in India. Credit: Shrinivas Hegde

5Capitals-G gender-responsive methodology for value chain development

Bioversity International and ICRAF joined forces and presented their findings on a key gender-responsive methodology that will address the principal...

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New paper links farmers' perceptions of crop diversity and adaptation to climate change

Farmers in the Andean highlands are facing more unpredictable drought, frost, hail, and pest and disease outbreaks under climate change. A study by...

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The custodians of the community seed bank and millet pulveriser in Kolli Hills mingle with women from Mandla and Dindori. Photo: Shambhavi Priyam (used in Farming Matters special edition 2016 - Revaluing Traditional Plants

Making millets matter in Madhya Pradesh

A decline in minor millet cultivation rings true across much of India. Yet a country wide revival of this cereal crop is in motion. Farmers are once...

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Drying kokum fruit in the sun before they are made into other products. The rinds are used to make beverages and slimming products. Credit: Bioversity International/E.Hermanowicz

Piloting a gender-responsive tool for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development

Last month, field researchers from three parts of India participated in a training workshop on a new gender-responsive methodology for assessing the...

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Woman in a millet field. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Underutilized crops to enhance resilience and nutrition in Mali, India and Guatemala

A new research initiative aims to enhance the resilience of livelihoods and improve nutrition in Mali, India and Guatemala through the use of...

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Private sector representatives at Nepal NUS workshop/G. Meldrum

Putting Himalayan Superfoods on the menu

Research fellow Gennifer Meldrum reports from Pokhara on how nutrition is once again returning to the heart of Nepalese cuisine.

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Indian millet. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Millet revolution in India: Let's keep up the momentum!

Over 15 years of promoting millet use and conservation is paying off. Research fellow Gennifer Meldrum reports from Chennai, India as Bioversity...

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Farmers display of diversity from Cachilaya at the final IFAD-NUS meeting in Bolivia. Photo: Bioversity International/G.Meldrum

Celebrating the diversity of Andean crops in Bolivia

Research fellow Gennifer Meldrum writes about stakeholders coming together in Bolivia to celebrate achievements in using and safeguarding Andean crop...

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More than 600 varieties of apples that grow in the Province of Turin, Italy, displayed at Terra Madre 2014. Photo from the Slow Food archive.

Celebrating food diversity at Terra Madre

Bioversity International research fellow Gennifer Meldrum reports from the Terra Madre - Salone Internazionale del Gusto held in Turin, Italy from 23...

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