Nepali community seedbanks join forces to conserve agrobiodiversity

On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we celebrate community seedbanks that maintain and harness Nepal’s rich agricultural biodiversity...

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Farmers’ rights in practice: contributions of community seed banks

Based on empirical evidence from 16 countries, a new article addresses the question of how community seed banks contribute to the establishment of the...

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Farming with Joy: How to build resilience one bean at a time

Joy Mugisha is leading the way for rural women in Uganda by conserving and promoting local crop diversity.

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Alliance's Colombia genebank hits conservation target with shipment to Svalbard

The CGIAR genebank in Cali, Colombia, reached a conservation milestone in February with a shipment of safety duplicates of bean accessions to the...

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A global community seedbank platform

Genetic Resources Policy Specialist, Ronnie Vernooy, discusses how Bioversity International and partners tackle the need for greater connectivity...

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Strengthening farmers' seed systems in China

Dr. Yiching Song, Senior Researcher at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. Ronnie Vernooy, Senior...

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How to develop and manage your own community seedbank

Ronnie Vernooy, Genetic Resources Policy Specialist, Bioversity International, reports on a new handbook for farmers who want to establish or...

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Community seedbank workshop unites representatives from around the world

Earlier this fall, International Workshop on Community Seedbanks attracted a truly international and diverse crowd: almost 100 farmers, experts,...

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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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