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Biodiversity loss threatens future of food

The precious biodiversity that sustains our food systems is in decline, according to first-ever global report on the state of biodiversity for food...

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Integrating wild and agricultural biodiversity conservation – why we need both

In a chapter of the Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity, researchers explore the neglected yet inextricable relationship between both wild...

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Farmers on a Sri Lankan farm where crop rotations of chilli, rice and other crops are practised, here harvesting chilli peppers. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Landersz

What has agricultural biodiversity ever done for us?

Bioversity International scientist Simon Attwood explains how the use of agricultural biodiversity can make our diets healthier, and agriculture more...

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Obstacles to gender-smart fertilizer use hurt livelihoods, scientists say

Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder...

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Surya Adhikari, a Nepalese farmer and plant breeder, shows breeding selection techniques in Skrang, Sarawak, Malaysia. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Bordoni

What can social scientists do to better influence policy? Let's start with these ten tips.

Today's complex problems pose significant challenges to those making policy decisions. The work of social scientists can be crucial to understanding...

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A young girl in a rice paddy, Pyay, Myanmar. Credit: Khant Zaw

Taking a 360 degree approach to sustainable intensification

Sustainable intensification is far more than just the latest food security buzzword. It is being widely postulated as a means to increase agricultural...

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