Farmers learn about different bean and maize varieties at a seed fair in Saraguro, Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Coronel

A fresh look at crop seeds for healthy diets

As we get ready for World Food Day, researcher Jacob van Etten reminds us that seeds are a central piece of our food systems, as the vehicles that...

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Farmers in a Honduran village play AgroDuos as part of a participatory research project for bean breeding, led by Bioversity International. AgroDuos players sometimes need to make difficult decisions. In this case, the farmer must choose what's more important: Good taste of the beans, or nice growth habit of the plants?
Credit: Bioversity International/J. Steinke

Participatory research is a serious game

On a warm afternoon in a small farming village in Honduras, half a dozen farmers sit with a visitor from an NGO they’ve worked with before. They’re...

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Jonathan Steinke receives the Hans H Rutherford Fiat Panis award at Tropentag 2016. Credit: Tropentag

Fiat panis award for thesis research on citizen science for climate change adaptation in Honduras

During Tropentag 2016 held in Vienna, Jonathan Steinke from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, received the fiat panis Hans H Ruthenberg graduate...

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Course participants learned about a new methodology – called ‘tricot’ as an abbreviation from ‘triadic comparisons of technologies’ – that allows to efficiently test new technologies involving farmers as citizen scientists.
Credit: Bioversity International/J. van Etten

Central American professionals learn about farmer citizen science for climate adaptation

79 professionals from NGOs, farmer organizations and research institutes in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala learned about an exciting methodology...

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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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