Female empowerment for the future of cacao

In Peru, the Fine Flavor Cacao project is securing the next generation of cacao farmers by highlighting the role of women throughout production.

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Back to school: Diversity for Restoration

A new tool and a workshop in northern Peru lead the way for improved forest restoration planning in the Americas and beyond.

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Different tubers on display at a diversity fair, Peru. Credit: Bioversity International/A.Drucker

How is agrobiodiversity faring in Peru?

Did you know that Peru is one of the main centres of crop diversity in the world? A recent study conducted by Bioversity International sets the stage...

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Peru and Bioversity International sign an agreement to advance research on cocoa

Out of 40 project proposals, the Ministry of Agriculture of Peru selected the top 6, based on technical quality, impact on generating small producers'...

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Cooperation and competition to conserve native diversity in Peru

As part of an incentive scheme in Peru to conserve quinoa biodiversity, farming communities received rewards, such as mattresses and spades, for...

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La cooperación y la competencia para conservar la diversidad nativa en Perú

Como parte de un esquema de incentivos para conservar la biodiversidad de quinua en el Perú, comunidades agrícolas recibieron recompensas, como palas...

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Quinoa varieties conserved by Doña Adeleiva Castillo , a custodian farmer.  She conserves 120 varieties of quinoa on her farm in the Peruvian Andes in memory of her son who died tragically in a motorcycle accident. Please credit:  Bioversity International/A. Camacho

Kai Pacha Foods - Bringing quinoa diversity to the market in Peru

Kai Pacha Foods is a new social enterprise working to bring quinoa diversity to the international market. It uses an innovative approach that...

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Chili diversity. Credit: Bioversity International/C. Zanzanaini

Traits for taste: Spicing up the chilli market in Bolivia and Peru

Whether you like your chilli (Capsicum) peppers mildly spicy or ‘burn in the mouth’ hot, Peru and Bolivia have more than enough chilli varieties to...

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Harvesting quinoa in Peru. Credit: Bioversity International/A. Camacho

Peruvian government and farming communities commit to conserving quinoa diversity

The Peruvian Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with Bioversity International, officially signed a contract with six quinoa-producing communities...

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Farmers harvesting quinoa in Peru. Credit: Bioversity International/A.Camacho

Incentives to conserve agricultural biodiversity – Peru at the forefront

Peru is developing an incentive scheme for the conservation of its rich crop diversity, with scientific support from Bioversity International.

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