How COVID-19 is impacting banana-producing countries

Alliance researchers share survey results and firsthand video testimonials from banana networks in India, Ecuador, and Ghana as they support recovery...

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Farmer in Ghana prunes his Carabobo cacao tree, originally from Venezuela. Please credit: Bioversity International/R. Markham

Moving towards a sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana

Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world and in recent years has emerged as the world's principal supplier of Fairtrade-certified...

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Farmer in Ghana prunes his Carabobo cacao tree, originally from Venezuela. Please credit: Bioversity International/R. Markham

Certified cocoa in West Africa: Taking stock and key issues for moving ahead

Dietmar Stoian, Principal Scientist, Value Chains and Private Sector Engagement co-presented research being carried out in partnership with the World...

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Ficus sycomorus, a desert tree widely distributed in Africa and parts of Asia. Credit:Bioversity Internationa/R. Khalil

Assessing the importance of agricultural and tree biodiversity in dryland production systems

Bioversity International and partners are investigating what biodiversity is used and valued by rural households for food and agriculture in three...

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Pterocarpus erinaceus germplasm sampling mission with other members of the team. From left to right: William Kwame Nuako Bandoh (in blue shirt), an official of Forestry Commission, a technician, a local person with extensive knowledge on species. Credit: William Kwame Nuako Bandoh.

Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellow to map African rosewood genetic diversity in Ghana

The knowledge gap in genetic information on remaining populations of African rosewood will soon be filled through a new research project, supported by...

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Amongst other outputs, data from Armajaro's cocoa farm surveys, processed with their data analysis system produces maps like this one.

Mapping the biodiversity status of over 10,000 Ghanaian cocoa farms

A database will give insight into the biodiversity status of cocoa farms across five cocoa-producing regions of Ghana, the third largest cocoa...

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Moabi Fruit. Cameroon. Credit: Bioversity International/J. Tieguhong

Action plan promotes neglected and underutilized species as strategic assets for food security

The Accra Statement sets out nine actions needed to realize the promise of valuable neglected and underutilized species for a food-secure Africa. 

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Neglected and Underutilized Species stay in the spotlight

Following the 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species held in Ghana in September 2013, a flurry of activities are making...

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