Ipomoea robertsiana, wild relative of the sweet potato. Credit: P. Moila

Bridging agriculture and environment: Southern African crop wild relative regional network

A new project funded by the Darwin Initiative is bringing together Southern African countries and international research organizations to establish a...

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Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International

Looking beyond national borders to adapt farming systems to climate change

As the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP23) draws to a close in Bonn, Ann Tutwiler explains how adapting farming systems to climate change may...

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Woman selling varieties of dark green leafy vegetables at the market in Luwingu, Northern Province, Zambia. Credit: Bioversity International/M.Ahern

Inspiring local communities to enhance their diets

Nutrition Specialist, Molly Ahern, talks about the methodologies used to learn about local diets in northern Malawi and northern Zambia and help...

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Bioversity International video selected by international science film festival

The short film features communities living in the Barotse Floodplain, Zambia, who are participating in a project coordinated by Bioversity...

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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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Healthy diets from sustainable food systems all year round – a case study captured on film in Zambia

A 3-year research-for-development initiative in the Barotse floodplain brought scientists and community members together to improve food and nutrition...

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New digital map of Barotse speaks both the language of scientists and farmers

In light of the 8th Ecosystem Services Partnership conference, Bioversity International researcher Natalia Estrada-Carmona reveals a new digital map...

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Crop wild relatives – are they going to end up like the dodo?

Many crop wild relatives are at risk of extinction. How to safeguard and use them was the theme of a side event held during the Plant Treaty Governing...

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Dishes prepared on site for a food fair held in the Barotse floodplain, Zambia. The food was judged in a competition for the most nutritious dish.

The food fair was organized by Bioversity International and WorldFish to promote more nutritious recipes. Part of the prize (2 winners) was an invitation to a national food fair to be held in July.

Credit: Bioversity International/E.Hermanowicz

Stimulating demand for nutritious diverse foods in the Barotse Floodplain, Zambia

Community members showcase diverse traditional foods with a nutritious twist at the Barotse Food Fair

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Livestock in the Barotse floodplain. Credit:T.del Río

Farming systems and how they relate to local diets in the Barotse

What do communities in the Barotse floodplain in Zambia grow and why? What are their constraints to using crop biodiversity? Read more about this...

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