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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One of the three winners of the Women and Agricultural Biodiversity Photo Story contest. These two women are successful maize seed producers, engaged with a community-based seed production group in the hilly Sasha village of Nepal, in the Dhading district. I went there to evaluate the performance of improved maize. After receiving technical training from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), they swap local maize with high yielding improved maize. Moreover, they incorporate soil conservation methods like intercropping, FYM application and bio-pesticide. Credit: S. Rasaily

Life-changing Nepalese maize - an interview with one of the photo contest winners

One of our photo contest winners Santosh Rasaily talked to us about the ladies in his photo: two women from the mountainous region of Nepal who were...

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Three months after two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, innovative crowdsourcing technology and diversity kits are helping to match seeds to needs as part of the disaster recovery plan.
Credit: Bioversity International/Sriram Subedi, Lamjung

National Geographic highlights why getting Nepal the right seeds after the earthquake matters

When two major earthquakes devastated Nepal this past spring, farmland was washed away and seeds adapted to the terrain were lost. National Geographic...

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Secretary of Jogimara's (Nepal) community seedbank. Credit: Bioversity International/R. Vernooy

Crowdsourcing Nepal's seeds

In a recent blog post, SciDev.Net highlights Bioversity International and LI-BIRD's crowdsourcing idea in helping rebuild Nepal's earthquake-destroyed...

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Three months after two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, innovative crowdsourcing technology and diversity kits are helping to match seeds to needs as part of the disaster recovery plan.
Credit: Bioversity International/Sriram Subedi, Lamjung

Matching seeds to needs in the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquakes

Bioversity International scientists report from Nepal on the importance of considering farmer preferences when replenishing seed stocks lost in the...

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Deploying crowdsourcing and seed diversity in disaster recovery efforts in Nepal

With an urgent need for seed in remote farming regions, this second report from Nepal explains why Bioversity International and partners are using a...

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Private sector representatives at Nepal NUS workshop/G. Meldrum

Putting Himalayan Superfoods on the menu

Research fellow Gennifer Meldrum reports from Pokhara on how nutrition is once again returning to the heart of Nepalese cuisine.

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Jogimara Community Seed Bank, Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/R. Vernooy

Linking ex situ and in situ conservation in Nepal

Learn more about Bioversity International's work with our partners LI-BIRD to conserve agricultural biodiversity through the setup of community...

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Surya and Saraswati Adhikari on their farm in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Saugat

Nutrition from innovation and taste from waste

Featured in this month's Farming Matters magazine, Bioversity International partners LI-BIRD and Princeton intern Jacob Zucker tell us about how...

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Diversity of vegetables produced in home gardens, Nepal. Credit: LI-BIRD/A.Subedi

Big results from small plots: Home gardens in Nepal

Home gardens play a big role when it comes to improving dietary diversity, bringing in extra income, and improving family well-being through the use...

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