Bioversity International associate scientist William Tinzaara discusses BXW disease management with farmer Enid Tumusilime, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Capozio

Managing banana pests and diseases in East and Central Africa

William Tinzaara, Associate Scientist, based in our Uganda office, speaks about the work Bioversity International is carrying out with partners in...

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Transporting bananas in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N.Capozio

CGIAR site integration in Uganda: developments and recommendations

In preparation for a second phase of CGIAR Research Programs, the CGIAR Consortium is proposing to make the research programs more integrated so as to...

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Devra Jarvis and national partner from the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) in front of Kiziba community seedbank, established in Uganda in 2010. Credit: Bioversity International/D. Jarvis

Bean biodiversity bugs pests

In light of the UN-declared International Year of Pulses, Bioversity International scientist Devra Jarvis blogs about the benefits that many bean...

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Banana diversity at the East and Central Africa Musa Germplasm Collection, Mbarara, Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/N. Capozio

Take a virtual tour of the Mbarara field collection of banana diversity, Uganda

Join Bioversity International researchers Deborah Karamura and William Tinzaara on a virtual tour of the East and Central Africa Musa Germplasm...

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On the left, a bunch of NARITA-1, a high-yielding and disease-resistant banana variety developed by IITA and NARO. Credit: IITA/Michael Batte.

The African Great Lakes region to be the testing ground for NARITA bananas

Bioversity International is coordinating the field testing of new high-yielding and disease-resistant bananas as part of a 5-year initiative to...

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Different bean varieties in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/D.Jarvis

Mixing it up in Uganda: Biodiversity bugs pests

Bioversity International's latest research in Uganda is showing increased evidence that growing different varieties (mixtures) of crops together can...

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Bean varieties at seed fair in Uganda. Credit: Bioversity International/I.Lopez-Noriega

Supporting international cooperation in access and benefit sharing of germplasm for climate change adaptation

Climate change is already forcing farmers around the world to find substitutes for currently grown crop varieties that cannot tolerate changing...

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Vitamin-A rich bananas. Bioversity International/P.Lepoint

Reducing micronutrient deficiencies with vitamin A-rich bananas in rural Eastern Africa

Beatrice Ekesa, post-doctoral fellow, Bioversity International, is working in Eastern Africa where banana forms an important part of diets. She...

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How agricultural biodiversity can help prevent food loss - A focus for World Food Day

Bioversity International Director General, M. Ann Tutwiler, blogs about why she chose to highlight the use of agricultural biodiversity to stem pest...

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