A Course in Nepal on Plant Genetic Resources and Resilient Seed Systems for Sustainable Food Security

Francesca Grazioli, Research Support Officer for the Cacao Genetic Resources Team, Bioversity International, reports on a training on securing...

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Rice varieties from the plains of the Terai regions in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

Testing farmers evolutionary plant breeding strategies for coping with climate change

Bioversity International and IFAD are pleased to announce an IFAD grant of $3.5 million and national co-funding of $2.1 million, on the use of genetic...

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Rice terraces in Nepal. Credit: IRRI/B.Bouman

Promoting agricultural biodiversity on the mountains of Nepal

A new catalogue provides easy reference to diverse crop varieties adapted to mountain agriculture in Nepal to promote a growing demand for...

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Gender fieldwork activity in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/M. Elias

Mixing methods for holistic project evaluations

What is the value of integrating qualitative analyses in quantitative project evaluations? According to a group of researchers from Bioversity...

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Woman tries a dish made out of local ingredients at the 'Food Fair 2016' event in Nepal.

Food Fair: An Initiative For Promotion Of Traditional Food Products

Nepal's Food Fair 2016, the first of its kind, showcased recipes made from locally grown crops and explored the potential these crops have for...

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Farmers get to work to establish vital community seedbanks in Nepal

After two earthquakes devastated parts of Nepal one year ago, Devendra Gauchan, National Project Manager and Bhuwon Sthapit, Senior Scientist,...

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Surya and Sarawasti Adhikari on their biodiverse farm, Nepal.
Photo credit: Bioversity International/J. Zucker

Empowering farming communities to manage biodiversity in Nepal

For the 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity, M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, writes for the 'World Bank Governance for...

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Nepali farmers fight to save indigenous seeds

SciDev.Net interviews Bioversity International's Nepal-based Devendra Gauchan, agriculture economist and project manager, about the latest...

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Agricultural landscape, Terai, Nepal - one of the areas affected by the 2015 earthquakes. Credit: LI-BIRD/Pudasaini

Safeguarding native seeds and rebuilding local seed systems in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes

Almost a year after two earthquakes devastated parts of Nepal, find out how a Seed Recovery Programme in 10 of the 14 most-affected districts is...

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Secrets of Nepalese crops revealed through a new website

Click through the user-friendly interface of the newly-launched Himalayan Crops website and learn fascinating facts about 8000 year-old crops such as...

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