Peninah Mwangangi is a leading light in the Kyanika Womens Group in Kitui, eastern Kenya, and plays a key role in conserving local farmer landraces of a variety of crops. Here she shows some sorghum that the group is conserving. Credit: Bioversity International/ Y. Wachira

Agricultural biodiversity – Use it or lose it!

In the context of the upcoming World Food Day, scientist Ehsan Dulloo explains conservation strategies for a precious resource – agricultural...

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GBIF portal and density map of the 499,005,937 georeferenced occurrence records published through the GBIF network.

Your help needed to improve online data on agricultural biodiversity

How can we better gather, organize and make agricultural biodiversity data available so it can be used to inform research and policy? The Global...

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Crop wild relatives – are they going to end up like the dodo?

Many crop wild relatives are at risk of extinction. How to safeguard and use them was the theme of a side event held during the Plant Treaty Governing...

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Rural Bhutanese farmer Pema faces climate change with a cornucopia of agricultural biodiversity

Rural women are integrally connected to all aspects of local biodiversity – as users, custodians and agents of change. On the occasion of the...

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An Uzbek farmer proudly showing his grapes. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Sands

Uzbek farmers get a livelihood boost from local fruit tree conservation

After five years of activity, an impact assessment reveals a positive trend in livelihoods linked to increased conservation and use of Uzbekistan’s...

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Musa borneensis is a wild species of banana first described by the Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari when he visited Sarawak on the island of Borneo between 1865 and 1868. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Sardos. Courtesy of Musarama www.musarama.org

Crop wild relatives and climate change

With contributions from Bioversity International scientists, a new book published by Wiley-Blackwell explores the contribution of crop wild relatives...

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Diversity fair in Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Call for contributions: Access and benefit sharing - can it work for family farmers and agroecology?

In a new publication, ILEIA and Bioversity International will explore if and how access and benefit sharing related to plant genetic resources can...

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Bioversity International/FAO Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter. Credit: Bioversity International

Bioversity International dusts off plant genetic resources newsletters from the 1950s

Though no longer published, the Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter was one of Bioversity International’s flagship publications. Now the full set of...

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PHOTO CONTEST – Women and Agricultural Biodiversity

Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity with us by submitting a photo and accompanying story to our Women and Agricultural Biodiversity...

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10 videos about fruit trees in Central Asia

We present 10 videos on our work in Central Asia on the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity and their wild relatives. Learn more about...

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