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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Multi-functional landscape in Turrialba, Costa Rica.
Forests, farmland, and mixed crop and agroforestry systems (including sugarcane).

Please credit: Bioversity International/C.Zanzanaini

Costa Rica improves risk-management with digital emergency response system

Bioversity International’s agro-climatic risk management, in cooperation with The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica, produced a...

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Drought landscape. Credit: CIAT/Neil Palmer

Treating drought like other natural disasters in Guatemala

Bioversity International scientist Jacob van Etten explains how drought drills can improve Guatemala's response to drought, in this Thomson Reuters...

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

Mixing it up in Uganda: Biodiversity bugs pests

Bioversity International's latest research in Uganda is showing increased evidence that growing different varieties (mixtures) of crops together can...

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Drought Alert in Guatemala. Credit: Nuestro Diario

iButtons to the rescue − improving drought response in Guatemala

Guatemala newspaper (in Spanish) features iButton weather sensors adapted by Bioversity International as part of the government’s plan to reduce...

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Toolkit for Indicators of Resilience

A new toolkit to measure resilience is now available

Today at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, Bioversity International is launching a toolkit in partnership with the Satoyama...

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Participatory mapping with communities in Zambia. Credit: Wageningen University/T.del Rio

Gender affects how landscapes are used for nutrition

Bioversity International scientist Natalia Estrada-Carmona writes about her work in the Barotse floodplain in Zambia, investigating how men and women...

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Presenting group work during workshop in Lao. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

Crop diversification strategies for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

Bioversity International scientist Ronnie Vernooy and national partner V. Vongkhamsao share some of the discussions at a recent workshop on crop...

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With women farmers in the field, Ethiopia. Credit: C. Samper

Celebrating World Food Day with family farmers in Ethiopia

M. Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International tells us about her recent visit to Ethiopia with the Board of Trustees, and how we are...

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Seeds for Needs – Papua New Guinea. Images by Bioversity International/P.Quek

Seeds for Needs – Papua New Guinea

As a tribute to the International Year of Family Farming, we would like to present a publication on agriculture in Papua New Guinea through which...

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