Wheat varieties grown as part of crowdsourcing trials in India. Credit: Bioversity International/T.Rastogi

Farmer science accelerates climate adaptation

A new study in PNAS addresses the challenge of climate adaptation in a way that is both scalable and targeted. Scientists demonstrate a unique...

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Farmers are scoring wheat varieties according to their preferred phenotypical traits in a field trail in the Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia.

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How Transformative Agrobiodiversity Innovations help advance the G7’s agenda on agricultural development

As Italy’s G7 Presidential Agenda draws to a close, Bioversity International’s Private Sector Engagement Coordinator, Gianpiero Menza, reports on what...

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Farmers attending a field day to learn about the trials of durum wheat at Geregera. A Seeds for Needs field trip, Ethiopia, 2015. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Collins

Modern science meets traditional knowledge to improve crop breeding

Scientists have partnered with traditional farmers to demonstrate, for the first time, how indigenous knowledge may drive future breeding.

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Farmers evaluating wheat during trials in Ethiopia. Credit: Bioversity International/S. Collins

Harnessing traditional knowledge to wheat breeding in Ethiopia

A new study of durum wheat varieties in Ethiopia, shows the value of including farmer evaluations based on traditional knowledge into crop breeding...

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Farmers in a Honduran village play AgroDuos as part of a participatory research project for bean breeding, led by Bioversity International. AgroDuos players sometimes need to make difficult decisions. In this case, the farmer must choose what's more important: Good taste of the beans, or nice growth habit of the plants?
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Participatory research is a serious game

On a warm afternoon in a small farming village in Honduras, half a dozen farmers sit with a visitor from an NGO they’ve worked with before. They’re...

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Dry, cracked earth, Ethiopia. Credit: Bioversity International/C. Zanzanaini

The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

On World Food Day 2016, Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International, lifts the lid on a Resource Box for Resilient Seed Systems, that can...

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ClimMob – a software for crowdsourcing climate smart-agriculture

A brand new Bioversity International-developed software - ClimMob - turns the research paradigm on its head and makes it easier for farmers to...

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Jonathan Steinke receives the Hans H Rutherford Fiat Panis award at Tropentag 2016. Credit: Tropentag

Fiat panis award for thesis research on citizen science for climate change adaptation in Honduras

During Tropentag 2016 held in Vienna, Jonathan Steinke from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, received the fiat panis Hans H Ruthenberg graduate...

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Bioversity International scientist Carlo Fadda in a durum wheat test plot in Ethiopia. Credit: Bioversity International

Can ancient Ethiopian wheat varieties provide resistance to stem rust?

Interviewed by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bioversity International scientist Carlo Fadda explains how Ethiopian durum wheat offers a unique and not fully...

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Durum wheat varieties growing in trial plots in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. They are being tested by farmers to see how they perform under the changing climatic conditions. Credit: Bioversity International

Ethiopian wheat offers unique source of diversity for weathering climate change

A pioneering study by Scuola Sant’Anna, Bioversity International and partners has revealed that Ethiopian durum wheat is a fresh source of genetic...

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