Minor millets are adapted to a range of marginal growing conditions and are very nutritious. They require few inputs and withstand severe biotic and abiotic stresses. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Padulosi

Making local crops work for nutrition-sensitive agriculture

A new framework will guide practitioners to use a broad portfolio of crop species to bring nutrition back to the table.

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Woman tries a dish made out of local ingredients at the 'Food Fair 2016' event in Nepal.

Food Fair: An Initiative For Promotion Of Traditional Food Products

Nepal's Food Fair 2016, the first of its kind, showcased recipes made from locally grown crops and explored the potential these crops have for...

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Pamiri farmers and their traditions take centre stage in international cookbook awards

Book on the rich cultural and agricultural history of the Afghan and Tajik Pamirs wins the Gourmand cookbook awards – the most prestigious and largest...

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Men, women and children watch a film about research done in their village in Barotse, Zambia. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Estrada-Carmona

Diversifying diets in Barotse - local communities see the landscape with new eyes

Bioversity International researcher Natalia Estrada-Carmona blogs about a recent trip to Barotse, Zambia where her research group screened films as...

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Peruvian farmer taking a break from harvesting quinoa. Credit: Bioversity International/A.Camacho

Sustainability: Special issue on neglected and underutilized plant species

Sustainability features three open-access papers co-authored by Bioversity International scientists in a special issue on how neglected and...

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Trail plots of taro growing in Papua New Guinea as part of climate change adaptation initiative. Credit: Bioversity International/P. Mathur

Which crops hold the key for climate change adaptation? A global survey

Many traditional crops are tolerant of drought, flooding, pests or other stressful conditions so they are valuable food sources when other crops fail....

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Traditional and wild crops used in Sri Lankan cuisine. Credit: Bioversity International\S.Landersz

Unlocking the potential of wild edibles

Bioversity scientists, Danny Hunter and Teresa Borelli, explain how a four-country initiative ‘Biodiversity for food and nutrition’ is putting wild...

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