Operations, outreach and impact

Bioversity International has a standing commitment to the long-term conservation of the global banana (Musa spp.) collection held in trust at the...

Publication Year:
2015
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Use of banana diversity for nutritious diets

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children, with an estimated 250,000-500,000 children becoming blind every...

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2015
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Phenotyping for drought

Water shortage is an important limiting abiotic factor in agriculture, and the problem is expected to increase with climate change causing more...

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Screening for resistance to Fusarium wilt

Fusarium wilt of banana, caused by the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc), has widely been considered as one of the most...

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Unravelling the genetic basis of banana traits using next generation sequencing technologies

The availability of the banana reference genome sequence (D’Hont et al., 2012) and Next Generation Sequencing technologies have boosted research that...

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African leafy vegetables come out of the shade

Between 1996 and 2004, Bioversity International worked with partners in Kenya to revive the interest of researchers, growers and consumers in African...

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2013
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Diversifying local agriculture: Agricultural diversity on smallholder farms and in local markets in Western Kenya

Beyond staple foods, agriculture needs a stronger focus on nutrient-dense foods (vegetables, fruits, legumes and animal source foods), suggesting the...

Authors:
Keding, G.B.; Ng'endo, M.
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2015
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Diversifying local diets: Nutrition education for mothers/caregivers improved the diversity of complementary foods of children in Western Kenya

Malnutrition among children under 5 years is still a widespread problem in many developing countries. While consuming a variety of foods is important...

Authors:
Keding, G.B.; Waswa, L.M.
Publication Year:
2015
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A participatory approach for landrace evaluation

A set of factsheets about our Seeds for Needs Initiative in Ethiopia.

Bioversity International's 'Seeds for Needs' initiative works with farmers to...

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2015
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Strengthening the informal seed system through community seedbanks

A set of factsheets about our Seeds for Needs Initiative in Ethiopia.

Bioversity International's 'Seeds for Needs' initiative works with farmers to...

Publication Year:
2015
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