Bolivian farmers planting traditional potato varieties. Credit: Bioversity international/P. Bordoni

Biodiversity for smallholders: A dialogue between Bioversity International and IFAD

Last week Bioversity International met with IFAD to discuss biodiversity-based approaches and methods to improve the resilience and nutritional...

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Linking cacao diversity to markets can help smallholder farmers mitigate pest and disease loss. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

Bringing Biodiversity into the Green Revolution Equation

M. Ann Tutwiler authors a guest post for Farming First on how private-public partnerships can contribute to better agricultural biodiversity.

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Trail plots of taro growing in Papua New Guinea as part of climate change adaptation initiative. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Mathur

Which crops hold the key for climate change adaptation? A global survey

Many traditional crops are tolerant of drought, flooding, pests or other stressful conditions so they are valuable food sources when other crops fail....

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

A call to remember the forgotten crops - interview with M.S. Swaminathan

World Food Prize laureate M.S. Swaminathan calls for a new effort to revitalize the orphan crops left behind by the Green Revolution, and wants the UN...

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Neglected and Underutilized Species stay in the spotlight

Following the 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species held in Ghana in September 2013, a flurry of activities are making...

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Documenting traditional foodways of Kenya

School children and community leaders help document and produce four photo-filled publications on traditional foodways in two Kenyan communities.

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Ghanaian Ministers claim traditional crops as assets in fighting Africa’s food challenges

The NUS 2013 conference participants shared knowledge and found solutions on how to help move African policies to mainstream traditional crops into...

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Putting the spotlight on African orphan species

The 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species for a Food Secure Future (NUS 2013) takes place in Accra, Ghana from 25 to 27...

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Food for thought on Andean super grains

A new book Biodiversity of Andean grains: Balancing market potential and sustainable livelihoods puts the spotlight on Andean super grains: quinoa,...

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Descriptors for quinoa and its wild relatives

As part of activities to celebrate the 2013 International Year of Quinoa, Bioversity International and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN...

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