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Bordoni, Paul

Paul Bordoni, Research Fellow, Seed and knowledge systems

Research Fellow, Seed and knowledge systems

Paul Bordoni, an Italian national born in Kenya of South African descent, joined Bioversity International in 2003 and since has been managing agricultural communication and information for sustainable agriculture and diversification, Neglected and Underutilized species (NUS) and livelihoods.

Since his appointment at Bioversity International, he has been providing scientific assistance for Crops for the Future (former Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species) and for the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research for which he managed a project in Bolivia and Malaysia on 'Strengthening the maintenance and use of agrobiodiversity by indigenous and traditional agricultural communities adapting to climate change'.

Paul is currently based at the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science of the University of Cape Town in South Africa to study the effects of modernization on small-scale farming communities' livelihoods in Barotse (Zambia) and South Africa by analyzing formal and informal knowledge and seed systems.



MSc equivalent in Natural Science and a Technical Diploma in Agriculture

Publication highlights:

Toby Hodgkin & Paul Bordoni (2012): Climate Change and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources, Journal of Crop Improvement, 26:3, 329-345

Bordoni, P. 2013. Brokering knowledge on underutilised species: CFF’s web platform. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 979:589-595