Seed fair in Nakaseke, Uganda, to raise awareness of traditional varieties of beans.
Please credit: Bioversity International/I.Lopez-Noriega

Access and benefit sharing of genetic resources – making it work for family farmers

A new special issue of Farming Matters, produced in collaboration with Bioversity International, focuses on how access and benefit sharing of plant...

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Farmers’ Crop Varieties and Farmers’ Rights

A new book in the Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity series examines policies that aim to increase the share of benefits that farmers receive when...

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Seed fair with smallholder farmers in Mutale, Limpopo Province, South Africa. This community has been earmarked by the government to set up a community seedbank.  Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

Seeds without borders: Using and sharing plant genetic diversity to adapt to climate change in Africa

Seeds without borders – Media release, Addis Ababa: 11 African countries gathered last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to implement seed sharing and...

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Seed fair with smallholder farmers in Mutale, Limpopo Province, South Africa. This community has been earmarked by the government to set up a community seedbank.  Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

Semences sans frontières: L'utilisation et le partage de la diversité phytogénétique pour l'adaptation au changement climatique en Afrique

Semences sans frontières: Communiqué de presse, Addis Abeba. 11 pays Africains se sont réunis la semaine dernière à Addis Abeba, en Ethiopie, pour...

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Photo: Even diversity-rich countries, where centres of origin are found, are not self-sufficient in germplasm and require significant amounts from the international genebanks. Credit: The Global Crop Diversity Trust

Twenty five years of international exchanges of plant genetic resources

A blog from the Crop Trust features Bioversity International scientists who analyzed 25 years of plant genetic resources exchanges facilitated by...

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Farmers who have brough in their diverse maize and common bean varieties to share at Seed fair in Saraguro, Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Coronel

New decision-making tool on ‘mutually supportive’ access and benefit-sharing mechanisms

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) commit their...

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Farmer in Nepal

Workshop to address access and benefit-sharing systems

40 national focal points for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and Convention on Biological Diversity's...

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