Dr. Teshome Walle at the Seeds for Needs project site

Why agricultural biodiversity matters for the future of Ethiopia

On a field trip to meet farmers testing durum wheat varieties, Dr. Teshome Walle, Head of the Bureau of Agriculture, Amhara, spoke about why he thinks...

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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

National Geographic highlights why getting Nepal the right seeds after the earthquake matters

When two major earthquakes devastated Nepal this past spring, farmland was washed away and seeds adapted to the terrain were lost. National Geographic...

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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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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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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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Tracking proteins in farmers' varieties of durum wheat in Ethiopia

Durum wheat is a common crop in Ethiopia where many local varieties are grown. Mr Basazen Fantahun, an Ethiopian, has been awarded Bioversity...

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Emile Frison (right) visits smallholder farmers in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International

Former Bioversity International Director General nominated for prestigious scientific prize

Dr Emile Frison, Bioversity International's Director General from 2003 to 2013, has been nominated for the Louis Malassis International Scientific...

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Field trial of different common bean varieties in Honduras. Credit: Bioversity International/J.Steinke

USAID partners with Bioversity International on Crowdsourced Crop Improvement

Bioversity International has been awarded $1 million by the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program at USAID for crowdsourced crop improvement...

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Farmers part of the 'Seeds for Needs' project evaluate varieties of durum wheat. Credit: Bioversity International/C.Fadda

Bioversity International's scientific facts and blogs reap awards in CGIAR Development Dialogues competitions

We would like to congratulate Carlo Fadda, Theme leader, Productive Agricultural Ecosystems, Bioversity International, for receiving the highest jury...

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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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