Banana diversity. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Sardos

Celebrating banana diversity – A treasure chest hosted in Belgium

Last week, Director General M. Ann Tutwiler celebrated, together with national and international partners, the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest...

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30 years of banana diversity hosted in Belgium – A treasure chest to feed the world

KU Leuven, Belgium – The world’s largest banana genebank managed by Bioversity International, celebrated today its 30th anniversary with an event...

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Belgium Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo and Elwyn Grainger-Jones, CGIAR Executive Director signing the agreement. Credit: Belgium Development Cooperation

Belgium signs cooperation agreement with CGIAR

On 7 December 2016, Belgium signed a cooperation agreement with CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR research is...

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Bananas in Busheny, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

New insights into banana genetics

New study by Bioversity International scientist Julie Sardos and colleagues, published in PLOS ONE, shows that genome-wide association studies are...

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Ines Van den Houwe at the Bioversity International Musa Transit Centre. Credit: Bioversity International/ N. Capozio

Investing in safeguarding crop diversity for a food-secure future

Last week M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, spoke at the Global Crop Diversity Trust Pledging Conference on behalf of...

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In vitro banana collection at the Bioversity International Transit Centre, Belgium. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Roux

New and improved Musa Germplasm Information System now available

The most comprehensive information system on banana genetic resources conserved in genebanks around the world has just launched a new and improved...

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Banana cryopreservation at the INternational Transit Centre. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Panis

Bananas in the deep freeze: 10 years of cryopreservation

The Bioversity International Musa Germplasm Transit Centre (ITC) holds the world’s largest collection of banana (Musa spp.) germplasm. In 2013 it...

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Musa International Transit Centre. Bioversity International/R. Swennen

Noah's Ark for bananas

The Independent highlights the importance of the world’s largest collection of banana germplasm, held in trust in Belgium and managed by Bioversity...

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