The custodians of the community seed bank and millet pulveriser in Kolli Hills mingle with women from Mandla and Dindori. Photo: Shambhavi Priyam (used in Farming Matters special edition 2016 - Revaluing Traditional Plants

Making millets matter in Madhya Pradesh

A decline in minor millet cultivation rings true across much of India. Yet a country wide revival of this cereal crop is in motion. Farmers are once...

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Minor millets, India. Credit: Bioversity International/S. Padulosi

BBC Radio 4 highlights why crop diversity matters for feeding India

BBC Radio 4's Food Programme this week interviews Bioversity International scientist Stefano Padulosi. He explains why bringing back 'forgotten'...

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Citrus diversity. Material, courtesy of NBPGR, displayed at Indigenous Terra Madre in Shillong, India. Credit: Bioversity International/G. Meldrum

Agricultural biodiversity for “The Future We Want” – a close-up on indigenous perspectives

Indigenous peoples from around the world gathered in Shillong, in north-east India, for the second Indigenous Terra Madre, where agricultural...

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Women from four corners of the globe share stories of food and empowerment in Milan

Five custodian farmers from Bolivia, India, Italy and Mali and numerous partners came to Bioversity International's co-organized event to voice their...

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Celebrating 90 Years – Geneticist M.S. Swaminathan

Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan celebrates his 90th birthday today, a man who remains driven by his passionate belief that agricultural biodiversity...

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Woman in a millet field. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Underutilized crops to enhance resilience and nutrition in Mali, India and Guatemala

A new research initiative aims to enhance the resilience of livelihoods and improve nutrition in Mali, India and Guatemala through the use of...

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Indian millet. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Millet revolution in India: Let's keep up the momentum!

Over 15 years of promoting millet use and conservation is paying off. Research fellow Gennifer Meldrum reports from Chennai, India as Bioversity...

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Members of a Indian women’s group in a field of finger millet. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Using simple methods to preserve biodiversity

An article in today's The Hindu highlights the importance of custodian farmers to safeguard and use biodiversity in their regions, through their...

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Amaranth grain in rural Nepal. Photo Credit: LI-BIRD/L.Lama

Himalayan foods: healthy and nutritious crop varieties

Read about 8 crops in the Nepal Himalayas that are better suited for harsh mountainous climates and can aid rural farmers in increasing yields and...

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Bioversity scientist Yasu Morimoto and Nissin Foods' Daisuke Okabayashi show off Nissin's sorghum instant noodles. Credit: Bioversity International/Y.Morimoto

Sorghum makes its way into Africa's first instant noodles

Nissin Foods' Daisuke Okabayashi and Bioversity International scientist Yasu Morimoto discuss introducing sorghum into the instant noodles market in...

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