Bioversity International staff in Costa Rica being trained to install and maintain weather stations. Bioversity International/G. Meldrum

Addressing the weather data paradox head-on in Guatemala and Mali

Weather data is vital for climate science, but it is often inaccessible. To solve this, weather stations are being installed in Mali and Guatemala.

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Local solutions for climate change adaptation and coffee rust management in Guatemala

A recent news blog on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture and Food Security website highlights urgent need to identify best agroecological...

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Farmer field day in a participatory evaluation plot for kodo millet in Dindori, Madhya Pradesh. Field visit to Mandla and Dindori in Madhya Pradesh to see work carried out by Action for Social Advancement (ASA) in the context of the IFAD-EU-CCAFS project, which is promoting underutilized species, particularly kodo and kutki (little) millet, for better livelihoods. Credit: Bioversity International/G. Meldrum

Agricultural biodiversity to manage risks and empower the poor

Proceedings are now available from an International Conference held in Rome in 2015 to launch the IFAD and EU supported Initiative ‘Linking...

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Handing communities the management of a Guatemalan forest

As discussed in a recent article in The New York Times, on-going research in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala’s northern Petén region...

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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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Drought landscape. Credit: CIAT/Neil Palmer

Treating drought like other natural disasters in Guatemala

Bioversity International scientist Jacob van Etten explains how drought drills can improve Guatemala's response to drought, in this Thomson Reuters...

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Drought Alert in Guatemala. Credit: Nuestro Diario

iButtons to the rescue − improving drought response in Guatemala

Guatemala newspaper (in Spanish) features iButton weather sensors adapted by Bioversity International as part of the government’s plan to reduce...

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Children of farmers we work with in Latin America Credit: Bioversity International/M.Beltran

Girls crossing the desert - a reflection of an agricultural researcher

On International Women's Day 2015, Jacob van Etten, agricultural researcher with Bioversity International who is based in Central America, reflects on...

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Field trial of different common bean varieties in Honduras. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Steinke

USAID partners with Bioversity International on Crowdsourced Crop Improvement

Bioversity International has been awarded $1 million by the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program at USAID for crowdsourced crop improvement...

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Bean varieties at seed fair in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/I.Lopez-Noriega

Supporting international cooperation in access and benefit sharing of germplasm for climate change adaptation

Climate change is already forcing farmers around the world to find substitutes for currently grown crop varieties that cannot tolerate changing...

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