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

Community seedbank secrets revealed in a new book

A new book by Earthscan/Routledge in association with Bioversity International, reviews the history, evolution, experiences, challenges, successes and...

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Wheat trials with farmers, Seeds for Needs India. Credit: Bioversity International/J.V.Etten

Giving farmers choices: Seeds for Needs

The idea behind ‘Seeds for Needs’ is simple: farmers who have access to more information and a wider range of crops and varieties can make better...

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Diversity Field Forum in Mali. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vodouhe

Farmer-selected local varieties certified in Mali

Celebrate with us the recent seed certification of eight local crop varieties produced by farmers in Mali, made possible by the work of Bioversity...

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Working with potato diversity in the Andes. Photo: CIP/Jacqueline Becker

Old knowledge and new science: using traditional knowledge in CGIAR research

CGIAR reports on ways that traditional knowledge, including knowledge of crop diversity, can be developed into scalable innovations to address...

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