Harvesting Nagpur mandarins, India. Credit: IIHR/Vinoth S.

Fighting disease and still delicious – a citrus story from India

A tale of how orchard growers in India used local citrus biodiversity to save the mandarin industry in the Amravati region.

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Farmer with Cassia tora. Credit: Bioversity International/B.Danjimo

Women farming wild species in West Africa

Women play an important role in domesticating nutritious wild species in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger both for sale and home consumption. 

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Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve in Cuba. Credit: Bioversity International/P.Bordoni

Traditional farming communities key stewards of resilience

Traditional farming communities, by adopting new crops and varieties and retaining those already there, contribute to the resilience of agricultural...

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Farmers' field day in Bihar. Credit: Bioversity International/A.Gupta

1700 farmers at farmers’ field day and seed production training in India

Bioversity International's Seeds for Needs Initiative in India recently organized a successful farmers' field day with 1700 participants, as well as...

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Young woman processing Garcinia indica fruit. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Hegde

Native fruit trees of life

This year for International Women's Day, Bioversity has collected stories that inspire change. Here is the story of Mrs Rajeshwari and Mr Parameshwar,...

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Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2014

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2014

Bioversity International's Director General M. Ann Tutwiler and Deputy Director General-Research, Stephan Weise spoke at the Global Forum for Food and...

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Surya and Saraswati Adhikari on their farm in Nepal. Credit: Bioversity International/B. Saugat

Biodiversity: a key player in the International Year of Family Farming

In her first blog post of 2014, M. Ann Tutwiler highlights the International Year of Family Farming and the vital role smallholder farmers play in...

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Harvesting beans in Colombia. Photo: CIAT/Neil Palmer

A farmer's dilemma: To sell or to eat?

A Thomson Reuters report by CIAT highlights work in Macaregua, Colombia by Bioversity International with CGIAR partners to identify sources of...

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Innovation systems for family farming

Out of the 7000 food crops that we know of in the world, 50% of our plant-derived calories are coming from just three species and this is increasing...

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