Cooperation and competition to conserve native diversity in Peru

As part of an incentive scheme in Peru to conserve quinoa biodiversity, farming communities received rewards, such as mattresses and spades, for...

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Quinoa varieties conserved by Doña Adeleiva Castillo , a custodian farmer.  She conserves 120 varieties of quinoa on her farm in the Peruvian Andes in memory of her son who died tragically in a motorcycle accident. Please credit:  Bioversity International/A. Camacho

Q is for quinoa: going with the diversity grain

Bioversity International scientists Adam Drucker and Marleni Ramirez highlight in the Economist the importance of going with the diversity grain when...

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Chili diversity. Credit: Bioversity International/C. Zanzanaini

Traits for taste: Spicing up the chilli market in Bolivia and Peru

Whether you like your chilli (Capsicum) peppers mildly spicy or ‘burn in the mouth’ hot, Peru and Bolivia have more than enough chilli varieties to...

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Photo by CIFOR/M.Simola

Restoration of native species highlighted at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum

On 6 December, Bioversity International researcher Evert Thomas and Regional Director for the Americas, Marleni Ramirez, will join research partners...

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Quinoa farmer from Puno, Peru discusses his harvest. Credit: Bioversity International/M.Ramirez

Agricultural biodiversity: a cornerstone for family farm adaptation to climate change

Marleni Ramirez, Regional Representative, Central and South America, reports back from 5th Regional Seminar on agriculture and climate change hosted...

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