Farmers learn about different bean and maize varieties at a seed fair in Saraguro, Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Coronel

A fresh look at crop seeds for healthy diets

As we get ready for World Food Day, researcher Jacob van Etten reminds us that seeds are a central piece of our food systems, as the vehicles that...

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Community seedbanks: securing diversity for climate change adaptation

Bioversity International’s policy scientist Ronnie Vernooy explains to Degrees of Latitude why community seedbanks are important for farming systems’...

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Increasing access to quality and diverse seed: A journey to the Kiziba community seedbank

As the threat of climate change looms large over the agriculture sector and food security, many farmers in Uganda are beginning to appreciate the...

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Farming communities attending rewards (in-kind and social recognition) handover ceremony for successful conservation of rare quinoa varieties. Huataquita, Puno Region, Peru. Credit: Bioversity International/A.Drucker

Realizing farmers’ rights through community biodiversity management

Two new briefs examine how a community-based approach to crop diversity management, including supporting community seedbanks, can empower and benefit...

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Diversity fair in Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Resilient seeds for the future of food

A new report from the Global Alliance for the Future of Food focuses on including farmers in policymaking conversations about preserving seed...

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Access to Seeds – why seed companies need to bridge the gap to reach smallholder farmers

In this month’s blog, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, focuses on the first Access to Seeds Index published last week, which...

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A Seed Resource Box to help farmers adapt to climate change

Developed by a multidisciplinary team of Bioversity International researchers, the Resilient Seed Systems Resource Box is a tool to enhance the access...

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Seed fair with smallholder farmers in Mutale, Limpopo Province. This community has been earmarked by the government to set up a community seedbank. Credit: Bioversity International/R.Vernooy

Gender and Climate Change

With contribution from Bioversity International, a set of policy briefs published by CIFOR in light of the upcoming Global Landscapes Forum, provides...

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Three months after two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, innovative crowdsourcing technology and diversity kits are helping to match seeds to needs as part of the disaster recovery plan.
Credit: Bioversity International/Sriram Subedi, Lamjung

Matching seeds to needs in the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquakes

Bioversity International scientists report from Nepal on the importance of considering farmer preferences when replenishing seed stocks lost in the...

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Diversity fair in Ecuador. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Call for contributions: Access and benefit sharing - can it work for family farmers and agroecology?

In a new publication, ILEIA and Bioversity International will explore if and how access and benefit sharing related to plant genetic resources can...

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