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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Women of Gumbu village in South Africa unite for a seed fair. Credit: Bioversity International/R. Vernooy

Seed savers of Gumbu

A recently established South African community seedbank is entirely managed by women. Ronnie Vernooy, Genetic Resources Policy Specialist, explains...

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Secretary of Jogimara's (Nepal) community seedbank. Credit: Bioversity International/R. Vernooy

Crowdsourcing Nepal's seeds

In a recent blog post, SciDev.Net highlights Bioversity International and LI-BIRD's crowdsourcing idea in helping rebuild Nepal's earthquake-destroyed...

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Deploying crowdsourcing and seed diversity in disaster recovery efforts in Nepal

With an urgent need for seed in remote farming regions, this second report from Nepal explains why Bioversity International and partners are using a...

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Around 4500 farmers attended the opening of the Community Seedbank at Imiliya Koder for Tharu Communities. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Quek

New community seedbank to empower indigenous farmers in southern foothills of Himalayas

The southern foothills of the Himalayas are rich in agricultural biodiversity and home to a new seedbank to empower the local Tharu community...

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

Community seedbank secrets revealed in a new book

A new book by Earthscan/Routledge in association with Bioversity International, reviews the history, evolution, experiences, challenges, successes and...

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Participatory breeding of rice in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Sthapit

New paper on rice seed networks in Nepal

A new open access paper gives us a better understanding of informal seed networks in Nepal and the farmers who are most important for safeguarding and...

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Jogimara Community Seed Bank, Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/R. Vernooy

Linking ex situ and in situ conservation in Nepal

Learn more about Bioversity International's work with our partners LI-BIRD to conserve agricultural biodiversity through the setup of community...

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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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