Lava Kumar, IITA scientist, points to a banana plant infected with Banana Bunchy Top Disease in a banana field during a Learning Alliance Workshop in Bujumbura, Burundi. Credit: IITA/ L. Kumar

Banana scientists cover significant ground in battling banana disease BBTD

As reported in the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas’ 2015 Annual Report, significant ground has been covered in the battle against...

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CNN talks to Bioversity International about 'Panama disease' in bananas

Article by CNN highlights impacts in the market and features an interview with Bioversity International scientist to talk about alternatives against...

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Bioversity International associate scientist William Tinzaara discusses BXW disease management with farmer Enid Tumusilime, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Capozio

Managing banana pests and diseases in East and Central Africa

William Tinzaara, Associate Scientist, based in our Uganda office, speaks about the work Bioversity International is carrying out with partners in...

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Different bean varieties in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Jarvis

Pulses are praised for health, ecological and economic benefits

Italy's permanent representation to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Bioversity International and FAO co-hosted an event...

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Different bean varieties in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Jarvis

Soils and pulses: symbiosis for life

On April 19, FAO, Bioversity International and the Permanent Representation of Italy to the UN will jointly host the seminar Soils and pulses:...

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Devra Jarvis and national partner from the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) in front of Kiziba community seedbank, established in Uganda in 2010. Credit: Bioversity International/D. Jarvis

Bean biodiversity bugs pests

In light of the UN-declared International Year of Pulses, Bioversity International scientist Devra Jarvis blogs about the benefits that many bean...

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Bioversity International scientist Carlo Fadda in a durum wheat test plot in Ethiopia. Credit: Bioversity International

Can ancient Ethiopian wheat varieties provide resistance to stem rust?

Interviewed by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bioversity International scientist Carlo Fadda explains how Ethiopian durum wheat offers a unique and not fully...

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Banana plant affected by Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW), Uganda.
Please credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

Farmer-friendly method controls banana Xanthomonas wilt disease

Bioversity International, IITA, ILAC and RTB are promoting a simple approach to bring this devastating banana disease under control while saving...

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Rural Bhutanese farmer Pema faces climate change with a cornucopia of agricultural biodiversity

Rural women are integrally connected to all aspects of local biodiversity – as users, custodians and agents of change. On the occasion of the...

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Bananas, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

Bananos y cambio climático: qué va a pasar con una de las frutas preferidas en el mundo?

Los científicos de Bioversity International analizan el impacto del cambio climatico en los cultivos de banano en un nuevo libro de la FAO. Los...

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