COVID-19 makes a strong case for urban farming

In Eastern Africa, supporting urban and peri-urban farming would help respond to the devastating effects of COVID-19.

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Nourishing people, nurturing the environment: a new book on Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition

The importance of diverse, local foods is underscored by the newly published book “Biodiversity, Food and Nutrition: A New Agenda for Sustainable Food...

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Biodiversity: a building block for a healthier future

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we discuss how biodiversity can be leveraged to embed resilience in our food systems and build a...

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The response from the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT to COVID-19 impacts on global food systems

The number of people affected by hunger, already a staggering 800 million, could double as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The Alliance of Bioversity...

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Earth Day 2020: Climate Action for resilient food systems

To ensure food security following the COVID-19 pandemic, we must confront the climate crisis. The Alliance discusses the continued importance of...

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Caring for the seeds of the future during the quarantine

Making sure that the collections of beans, cassava, bananas, and forages remain alive, even during the quarantine, is an essential job of the Alliance...

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A Call to Action for World Leaders Preventing a Global Food Security Crisis while Combatting COVID-19

COVID-19 is posing unprecedented challenges for food systems around the world. The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), together with the Alliance,...

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Unsustainable food systems: can we reverse current trends?

The impact of global crises underscores the fragility of food systems. In addition to short-term acute shocks, long-term global demographic changes...

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A pearl millet variety improved through participatory plant breeding. Chimukoko Farmer Field School, Zimbabwe. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

A Resilient Seed Systems Handbook to support farmers adapt to climate change

Developed by a multidisciplinary team of Bioversity International researchers and research partners, the Resilient Seed Systems Handbook Second...

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New Index outlines agrobiodiversity’s role in food system sustainability

The Agrobiodiversity Index is an innovative tool to calculate how well countries are conserving and using their agricultural biodiversity. The first...

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